Well I've been lurking here so I figured I'd join.
I have some questions that I'll post in another part of the forum. However, it seems we all have the same questions.
L4/L5 and L5/S1 disc herniations with an appt to see a surgeon. The L5/S1 is actually considered extruded so I'm expecting that I'll be going under the knife. Getting really tired of the sciatica - pain, numbness, weakness - and lack of mobility.
One of my questions will be what to expect, 2 microdiscectomy procedures for the 2 discs, or might the surgeon recommend fusion instead? I'm going to take whatever he says and layer it with my own research...