So after 6 months of conservative treatment and three spinal injections, I have seen no improvement from leg pain and numbness. MRI results showed L4-5 with mild bulging, and L5-S1 with small disc herniation.
Today the doctor referred me to a surgeon. I am under 30 years old and quite concerned with the thought of back surgery at my age. I also have my second child on the way in Sept. and would love to hold him without pain.
I tried chiro at the onset, but after five treatments, no relief, normal exercise etc when possible through the pain.
Curious as to the forums thoughts on questions I should ask, other treatments to consider, etc. Also any input from individuals with similar exp. as to the procedure, recovery time, etc.
I am a IT professional with "work from home" flexibility but wanted to know the reality behind the down time expected from such a process. I know this varies greatly, and I am certainly planning to follow the rules of the road, however just wanted real world scenarios to expect.
Thanks in advance!