I just saw the new Neuro about this blown L-5. He says I have a few options. Do nothing and live w/it,and in time the pain might lessen. he gave me medril and someting else to take...it was an oral steroid. He says to try this for a while. He says they are conservative there and that surgery is a last option because it stress's the other area's.
As for ending up with a drop foot, which is my concern...he says that wont happen becaus it's the L-5 and thats the wrong area for that to take place.......I'm not so sure about this. Also, re: My ACDF C3_6...he says he's not sure fusion is even taking place and that the doctor who did this has all kinds of things there holding me together. He ordered x-rays of that , which I will have done tomorrow.....thats scary !
What should I do? My back is hurting cause of the blown disc but I suppose I can live w/it...any thoughts please?