I am a 50-year old male, non-smoker, in good health, physically fit, loves life, all outdoor activities, sports, etc.
I have been recently been diagnosed with L2-3 sequestered disc displacement. I have been struggling with lower back pain and spasms for the last two months with the conservative method of treatment. I recently have had the lower back pain and spasms subside about a week and a half ago, only to be replaced with horrible in-human sciatic pain in the lower back and legs. (vituallly crippling).
I have had a L2-3 transforaminal epidural injection 6 days ago which has diminished the in-human sciatic pain for more managable sciatic pain.
Has anyone else experience similar conditions, to what extent and how was the outcome?
Will the disc displacment fragment ever be absorbed by the body and what would the timeline be?
At what point should discectomy surgery be considered? And what are the considerations?
Thank you for any information,