Has anyone here had a percutaneous discectomy? In particular, the version where the stryker dekompressor is used? My doctor seem to think thats the best choice for my contained L4/L5 herniation. I'd like to hear from a few who have actually had this procedure to see what I might expect.
I curious as to what the recovery period is like (duration and how restricted you really are) as well as the longer term outcome.
I'm 39, male, and other than this back issue I am quite athletic (6' and 150 lbs, and fit) and in excellent health. But... not being able to bend at the waist is a real pain (literally).