I am new here and would like to know ow those of you with similar problems have been treated. Spine specialist told me yesterday that I need a discectomy and/or fusion.
Moderate pain for 15 years on the right side of my back and numbness/tingling down leg into the foot. Was diagnosed with 30 degree thoraco-columnar scoliosis at age 20. MRI last year showed herniated disc in L5-S1, Dr said it should heal--it didn't. Got a few epidural and facet steroid injections, physical therapy, medications,massage, and chiropractic. Pain stayed the same.Finally got a discogram and results were L5-S1 Grade 5 annular tear, and the control disc, L4-L5, also had a grade 2 tear.
I wonder if it worked,what the average recovery time is, how painful it is afterwards, and how long you stay in the hospital. thanks