Just found this site after my seeing my specialist. I am female and 24 and just been told i will need a microdisectomy. Basically had back pain for about 5 years - working with children has taken its toll!
After finally having an MRI they said that one of the disc's is badly worn and part has broken off and pushing on my nerves - have had bad pain in my lower back and left leg for 6 months now.
I have not really been told much - only 4-6 weeks off work - Overnight stay and thats about it.
I am very very scared - only ever had one small opp to remove my wisdom teeth - and was terrefied over that!
Some people have said its risky, i will be on crutches or in a wheelchair?!?!#
What should I expect? Please be honest.