I am 23 years old very active/athletic. I have 3 herniated discs however L4/L5 requires surgery. I had SEVERE leg and buttock pain that has since gone from a 9.9 to a 3 or 4. But numbness and weakness remains (tho improved). I had leg and buttock pain for 2-3 months but the big blast came just over 2 weeks ago. I cant pinpoint the exact time of the injury, but I can assume it was a combo of all activities with weight lifting being the main cause along with lifelong football. I am about to finish college to be a police officer and working out/training martial arts are a big part of my life. I am TERRIFIED I will not be able to do what I want to do in life after this surgery.
Can anyone who is in a similar situation give me some feedback.
A little background on my physical activities are:
1. Weight lifting
4. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Again this is probably the first time in my life I've been afraid of anything. So feedback is much appreciated. Thank you