MRI results: small L4 and L5 disk herniation. The L4 is para central and L5 is herniation on the left side. I was playing golf in July, next thing I know I have back pain and herniated disks.
At first I had only back pain, than mild left leg pain and lately I have left butt cheek numbness when I sit or lay down on my back.
I did PT for nearly 4 months and that didn't seem to help. I'm on twice a day 500mg Naproxen for the past 2 weeks. If the Naproxen is helping at all, the effect is very limited as I'm still experiencing all the symptoms as before with slightly less pain.
My pain level is 1 when I walk and up to 4 when I sit for a long time.
The question I have for you is about chiropractors. Do you think chiropractor is the place to go for me? Like I mentioned above the MRI says "small herniation" and my neurologist told me after looking at the films that it will all go away. That was 2 months ago and I think my conditions have worsen since then.
I'm also seeing orthopedic surgeon. She's the one who put me on Naproxen and recommended epidural injection as the next step. I supposed to be on Naproxen for 2 more weeks (4 weeks total).
Any input is highly appropriated.
PS: I'm also researching about laser surgery. There is one place in NYC where they do that kind of procedures. Any thoughts on that?