I am 29 yrs. old. My back went out 2 years ago when I was 27. Herniated disc at L5-S1.
I waited 6 months until I resorted to a discectomy. Prior to surgery, I tried EVERYTHING (from epidurals, to pt, to decompression, to ltbp, to acupuncture).
It has been exactly 1 year since the surgery. I still see a chiropracter twice a week. I have an enormous amount of sciatic nerve damage. I can not straighten my leg and there is a constant throbbing down my leg along the nerve.
Prior to the injury, I was very active & flexible. Running 20+ miles a week, doing pilates, etc. So my injury is due to overuse, not neglect/overweight.
Since I already have sciatica & still have a bulging disc, I'm nervous about being able to have a healthy pregnancy. Especially since sciatica is a common ailment during pregnancy.
Does anybody have any success stories for me?!?!?