Glad to find this site. Although I know no one really wanted to end up here.
I'm on my 3rd Herniation/Rupture/Bulge whatever the term of the day is, my 1st on L4, 2 previous L5 which I had surgery for. Luckily I was in good shape before the 2 surgeries so I healed up fairly well.So when I finally get back to HS weight and shape BOOM...L4 finally blew after bulging for so many years. Wakeboard fall,bad chiro adjust who knows but it is what it is.
Mainly on The Meds and Oral roids and am still looking for a decent doc in my area.(Panhandle FLA) My Othopedic Doc Friend suggests the Epidural Injection but really I think they're a pain masker like the meds.
Anyone had luck waiting the herniation out for Resorbtion? I'm wary of opening up and creating more scar tissue in a Discetomy,micro or not and not sure about the Shot due to it missing its mark. But not sure how long I can keep up as is!
Thanks for this space to vent...need it since I don't sleep much anymore. Peace