47 year old male, I have a large disc bulge L5 S1. Its been 8 weeks and have had MRI ,PT and 2 nerousurgery consults. Symptoms have gone pretty much unchanged although have a good day here and there. Numbness and weakness left leg from hip to toe. Sitting and laying OK as long as not too long. Standing and walking very difficult and have to use walker or cane, even assisted standing and walking duration is only 10 min before pain forces me back sitting. Seeing very very small improvements (possibly pain Med related), which gives me hope of a recovery without surgery, even though my primary care and both nerousurgines are telling my that with size of bulge and nerve root being crushed surgery is highly recommended microdiscectomy.
Looking for help deciding