Diagnosed with Leftr lateral L5-S1 sequestered disc in June 2009 following lower back pain and severe left hip pain, moderate ankle pain accompanied by left leg weakness( had to drag leg), numbness to left big toe. After 4 months off work and no treatment, I can now feel my big toe and weakness slightly better. I still have moderate hip pain and lower back discomfort but not using any pain killers.
After all this time I now have appointment to have spinal injection to relieve pain. I intially did not want any procedure done. I have also started physiotherapy.
Should I have the spinal injections or should I continue with no treatment with the hope that it will resolve naturally and if so how long is this likely to take.I have read a lot of literature about this but wants information from people who have experienced this.