Im new to the forum.
Im 28 and was recently diagnosed 3 weeks ago) with an MRI with a disc 'protrusion' around 7mm at L5/S1 on the right side.
Initially i had back low back pain, and shooting pains in my right buttock and leg. The severity of the pain has improved over the past 10 days. But, the general nerve pain is still there, i get random pins/needles in my calf and foot. i am able to walk-infact walking seems to help, but at the same time..my leg feels a bit weaker, its hard to say ''weak'- but i would say there is just general discomfort in my thigh/foot/hip.
I was wondering if anyone has any advice about how to treat this?. I am getting a neurosurgeon consult next week , i saw an ortho surgeon..he said to use conservative treatment for the next 2 months..and see what happens. Im worried, i hope these symptoms resolve on their own. I dont have severe or excruciating pains like many people with disc problems. But- the general discomfort is annoying. any tips?