i work for a delivery company, driving walking lifting all day long. back in Dec started getting soreness in my hamstring area. by Jan was walking with a limp and started going to a chiropractor. did that for a month, and by mid feb couldn't do my job anymore. i went to a different chiropractor who kept saying just keep coming back it'll get better. well....no it didn't. went to a regular doctor who ordered me an mri and it showed L5 herniation. have had first epidural which relieved me for 5 days, then it came back. just had 2nd epidural yesterday and it hasn't kicked in yet. next mon i have an appointment to talk to a surgeon.
where i see a difference with most people on here is that i have complete strength in my leg and the pain is only in my buttock and hamstring area, not in my lower leg or back and no numbness. i've been out of work for over a month now, and am not able to do normal stuff, not only pain wise but for fear of making it worse. i'm at my wits end here.
i wonder if there is a chance at a quicker recovery from surgery due to a less severity?