I have a rather inflamed herniated disc between L5-S1 and it's impinging on the nerve roots.
I have been told that I need to get it treated asap, but I would really appreciate knowing what I'm in for with both the treatment options I have. I have been told by multiple doctors that if I don't do something I'm on the road to permanent incontinence or worse, paralysis. My two options are steroid epidurals, or surgical. If anyone has received either of these treatments, PLEASE share what you know. I need to have an idea of how effective they are, and what the major side effects are. I'm having a terrible time finding real answers, so any help will be greatly appreciated!