I'm new here and have few questions for you guys. Questions that I can't get from my doctors.
I injured my 2 discs while practicing golf. Here are my MRI results:
1. L4-L5 bulging annulus, small central herniated disc, indentation of thecal sac, facet joint hypertrophy, and bilateral foraminal narrowing.
2. L5-S1 bulging annulus, small central and left paracentral herniated disc, indentation of thecal sac and the left sacral nerve root, facet joint hypertrophy, and bilateral foraminal narrowing.
It happened to me on July 17th 2008 so it's over 2 month now. About 2 weeks after my injury I felt "pain" (it felt more like a discomfort feeling but I already know where it was coming from) in my left leg for the first time. I have the pain ever since. After the leg pain I did 6 days pack of oral-steroids medication and I followed it with Naproxen 500mg for about a week. I didn't feel any relief while or after taking the medication. Recently (since last week) something has changed and I started feeling numbness in my butt (left side). I've been doing physical therapy for the past month and a half.
I'm getting very nervous and I'm afraid that this pain/discomfort feeling may become permanent. Should it get already better already after 2 months? My doctors are telling me that there's nothing for them to do anymore and I just have to wait for the pain to go away. They also mentioned Epidural steroid injections as the next step. I'm back with Naproxen again as they said I should take it for longer than a week as I did the last time.
How about disk decompression therapy? Any thoughts on that?