Really need some help. In England.
Recieved MRI disc protrusion catching S1 nerve root. Pain is all in buttocks and hamstring. Very little lower leg.
Thought after this I would see a specialist for options or at least discuss further implications etc... conservative treatments.
However the specialist sent a letter to local GP saying wont see me again and nothing they can do!!!. Live with it. Local docs not a specialist so found it very hard to answer my questions.
What i need to know is
Will the protrusion get worse and cause more pain?
worst pain is when walking as buttocks feel like they are ripping but have to walk for job. Finding myself walking funny causing further problems. Any advice here?
Lastly can the protrusion cause a rupture or become herniated which from reading some messages sounds much more painful.
Doc told me to take paracetomol and do everything you would normally do. Is there anything i should try to avoid? Exercise types especially?. Lifting cant be avoided got a little boy who is going through the terrible 2's!!!!
Any help or advice is very welcome