Hi all,I'm new to all this,got say say you all seem like a fab bunch!
I'm currently on countdown to the microdisc'wotsit for bulging disc L5-S1,POOING MY PANTS ABOUT THIS!!!
I do have a few questions,iv gone through the normal in agony lark but iv only had physio up to now & iv been taking things really easy,like stopped all non essential activity & things seem have improved,to the point I can almost get through the day without my cocktail of pain killers,anyway,my orthopeadic oppointment came round & I was told I would need the surgery,iv not been offered any other treatment before this-
no decompression or injections have ever been mentions,The decision now needs to be made OPERATION OR NOT?
What would people recommend,I'd like to here from those who have gone through it & those who decided against it,while I long for a fix to my problem,is the operation the long term solution & could it do more harm than good in the long run?