Hi guys i'm 18 years old about to be 19 in december and at the beginning of october i had some sort of pain in my lower back that lasted for about a week, the pain then went away and i started to get sciatic pain down my right leg not all the way down just my buttocks area (thigh) area. i've been doing mkenzie exercises i feel that the pain has kinda went down a little bit. I mostly feel pain at night when im laying down and start to turn. so last week i went to get an MRI of my lumbar spine because my chiropractor recommended it. i just got the results today. This is exactly what the MRI Conclusion says.
1.L4-5 posterior and pre-foraminal 6 mm disc extrusion compresses the traversing right L5 nerve root. The ligamentum flavum hypertrophy and prominent posterior epidural fat with AP sac diameter 5 mm.
2.L5-S1 posterior central 5 mm disc protrusion. No spinal or neural compression.
i understand that i have bulge disc and that its compressing my nerve root which is causing the pain, but how bad is it?? can i recover from this without surgery?
also i didnt hurt or injure myself so i don't know how i bulged my disc??
the pain isnt really bad to where i cant walk or do anything but its just really annoying!