I have had a problem w/sciatic nerve for about a year & a half. When it 1st acted up it was very painful but now I have been pain free for about 2 months walking and exercising . The only thing that i notice is a tingling in my leg once in a while and the ball of my foot feels like I'm walking on a couple of marbles. I saw a neurosurgeon yesterday and after looking at my MRI he said that I have a disc that slipped back and is pinching the nerve, the L-4 & L-5. He explained the procedure to fix it as making a small incision over the area and relieving the nerve by opening up the area, giving the nerve more room. The whole operation would take 45 min. to an hour. He said being that I'm not in pain, I could wait and if the pain came back, then get it done. He left it up to me.
Has anyone had this done and if so, was it successful?
PS: I should add that I took no pain killers during this time.