I am John, a 26 year old male. My back issues began at the 18 of 18. I had a herniated disk (L-5) and was in and out of PT for 4 years. Finally, after a visit to the emergency room because of severe pain, I had surgery (next morning). The surgery was a success as I was pain-free for four years. I am once again having issues. I have a disk protrusion in the L4-L5 area. The pain started this past August. A chiropractor was able to stabilize my condition but we hit a wall in terms of progress. I just finished a 6 day prednisone pack....the pain is there but not as bad.
I hope to contribute to the forum. I look forward to interacting with all of you!