Hi all - new here so hope you can help..
I had a herniated disc 2.5 yrs ago that was treated non surgically and resolved. 4 weeks ago I had a recurrence that left me with no pain but a numb right hamstring and a non functional right calf.
As of today the numbness has reduced a little and plateaued and the calf improved but still less than 50% functional (cannot toe walk)
Todays MRI found a sequesterd disc fragment (large)from L5/S1 in the right paracentral region.
I am being steered towards surgery - my question is that given I have no pain, can I take an alternative route and hope the fragment dries up and releases the nerve OR am I risking permanent nerve damage if I do that.
Anybody who has had similar symptoms - no pain but motor loss please help ?