I am new to this forum and would like to start off by saying hello to everyone.
I'm a 20 year old male and almost exactly one year ago I was doing squats in the gym when suddenly I felt an enormous amount of pain in my lower back. Ok fast forward to today. I now know that I have two bulging disc in the lower lumbar region and one herniated disc in the upper sacrum. As well as my doctors suspect I may have a bulging disc in the cervical area(pending X-rays). All of this is compounded by the fact that I have a genetic defect in that my spinal canal is naturally smaller than it should be.
I've been doing chiropractic for quite some time as well as i've had three epidural injections with minimal affect. I've always been a very active person, a bit of a fitness nut really, and not being able to play sports or exercise even moderately is extremely demoralizing. It's not just physical activity though, even daily life and work is becoming increasingly difficult. Because of these things I am really starting to consider surgery, specifically disc replacement.
Will this surgery not only allow me to get through the daily grind more easily, but also allow me to start exercising consistently again? Any help, info and past experiences is greatly appreciated. Thank you.