So this is my story. 23 y/o Firefighter/emt, i have a 9.1mm extruded herniation at l-5 s-1. I was in extremely good shape before injury, very active. I have had a steriod injection with very little improvement. I am scheduled for a microdiscectomy at Edited hospital feb-9th. If anyone has any information or experiences with Edited or the surgeons there that would be of comfort. Also my main concern is if i will be able to return to work after surgery? I realize its prolly possible but is it a further death sentence to my back and overall health? Im trying to decide now if the odds of re-herniating or furthering my problems are high by returning to work. I have read all the nightmare stories on here (i truly feel for you all) i just want to make an educated descion before its to late and maybe hearing other peoples stories will help me with that. Thank you
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