It's been about 8 1/2 months since I herniated my disc. I have a far-lateral herniated disc at L4/L5. Upon the initial herniation, my leg was very weak and numb, but I never really had much back pain. I am able to walk normally now and have increased strength in my leg, but after trying more conservative methods, i.e. oral steroids, physical therapy and ESI, I still have some numbness, tingling, weakness and more pain.
Is it too late to have a microdiscectomy? I read somewhere that after 6 months, the surgery is not as successful. Is this true and is it worth a try? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!