I do have a DDD between L4/5, and it causes some pain, but not severe. I don't have pain in my legs, can usually sit, walk etc. What frustrates me are sudden episodes mostly occuring after getting up from a chair, park bank etc. which nearly paralyze me and put me literally out for at least 4 days, then it takes another week until I am back to nomral. The pain is so immense that I can't even sit and is mostly local in the lower back, getting up is almost impossible then, have the feeling my muscles are all cramped up when it happens. Have that twice a year now, and all my life is thinking about the next move I make....very frustrating!
Is anybody out thre who had that and found out what can be done. I don't care if I need surgery, but only want to do it, if it's the right one for the right problem. Thanks !!