I've been on this site for long time now, finally "joined". Great information.
I'm definitely NOT gunning for surgery, but I've been told "you have too many discs affected and are therefore not a surgical candidate".
Lumbar: Badly herniated/extruded L5/S1, herniated L4/5. Facet arthritis. Permanently numb right big toe, left leg sciatica.
Cervical: C2/3 & C6/7 herniated, foraminal stenosis. Finger numbness, both hands.
Epidurals caused more pain. Facet injections great for L4/5. Dealt with the lumbar since 29 yo. Cervical is new in the last year. Tired of all the PT, drugs, etc.
It's progressively getting worse, and if they couldn't help me when I wasn't so bad, then what am I to do now?! I'm lost......