I am new to this site and find it very interesting. I am a 28 yr old male that is very active and healthy- so I thought. About a month ago i started getting a sharp pain that shoots down my right leg and into foot originating from my lower back. To make a long story short, i had a mri taken and here are the results:
A large disc protusion arises from the L5-S1 disc space extending into the right lateral recess with a likely extruded fragment measuring 10 mm in cross-section, causing compression of the right ventral sac and right S1 nerve root compression and displacement is evident.
Large disc extrusion at L5-S1 extending into the right lateral recess with right S1 entrapment.
I have seen a chiro, two med docs, and pt.
They all have told me that surgery is what i need. I am currently doing pt and have no relief. The leg pain is so bad 24/7. I have an appointment a week from today with a surgen. Any input would greatly be appreciated. Im scared of sugery and would like to know if there is anything else to do to fix my problem, but if that is what I need then so be it. Thanks