A similar thing happened to me last year when I had a lead replaced...also because my spinal canal made for such a tight fit. I had intense pain on the table while they were trying to get the lead into place (all my SCS surgeries have been done with me awake) and over the few days after I had increasing pain and weakness in my leg - and at one stage total lack of movement - on that side. I did have to have a lot of scar tissue removed because it was a lead replacement - but my doctor felt it likely that the pain and weakness was due to severe nerve root bruising.
My leg has never quite come back to what it was before that surgery, but pretty close. I have severe pain in both legs anyway, plus motor and proprioceptive issues, so it's hard to know how long it took, but I would guess maybe 3-4 months? What has your doctor/surgeon said?
Best of luck - and please keep us informed.
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