i am a 33 year female that has 2 dermoid cysts on my spinal cord. i had one partially removed, (only 1/3- 1/2 was removed). the tumor is at T12 and L1 ............. during the surgery the doc cut one of the nerves in my back.... i now have super extra sensory nerve pain in my left leg starting in my toes and travelling up to my hip. the docs told me to do desensitising excercises to try to rid the toes of pain....... so far i have been unsuccesful.... it has been 6 weeks since the surgery,,,,, so i am just really wondering if the nerve will repair its self or if i will have to live with this pain for the rest of my life.... or will the nerve just die and the pain will go with it,,,,,