I am new to the board. My name is Sascha and I am 29.
Here is a little history about me.
In 4/2007 Gave birth to my daughter since then have had low back pain. Then in 10/07 my back gave out, I was in severe pain could not move. I had an MRI in Feb. 08. Stated that L3-L4 L4-5 there was a small annular tear. I was pretty active prior to getting pregnant. (Did Triathalons).
My Family practioner said that surgery is not indicated at this time b/c I was not having any leg pain. I Pretty much just really have a stiff lower back, with twinges of pain now and again. Accpuncture seems to help. But when I work I do have really bad low back pain, b/c I sit alot to chart. I am constanly getting up and down.
When I am at home the pain is not too bad and I go on walks every day and stiffness eases. I am wondering If I would be a canidate for surgery. The pain when I orginally herniated it has gone away, But I am left with this dull achey stiff back. I can't run. I am very fearful of doing activities that would hurt my back. Does this stiffness ever go away. I want to have more children. But I am scared. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.