I was confirmed of DDD at L4/L5. The nerves is not damaged, but I cannot stand or walk long, barely 15-20min then I have to take a sit. I feel pain at buttocks and right leg. What upset me a lot is that I cannot hold my baby...he is only 4-month old.
The doctor suggested discectomy with partial nucleus replacement, a peek ball will be inserted between L4/L5. I was told discectomy alone will lead to high chance to herniation again. I did some research in the internet and found the nucleus replacement is still not widely adopted with Controversy.
Should I take the surgery, appreciated if any advice/experience to share. Thanks.