I'm new to Spine-Health, so if I break any rules of etiquette I apologies (and please tell me!).
I am keen to hear from any teenagers (or their parents) who have had a microdiscectomy. It does need to be teenagers, rather than adults, as a teenager's disc is not fully formed yet so presents its own issues.
My 15 year old son is scheduled an MD in 5 days time to help with an L5/S1 hernia. 10 months ago he had a nerve decompression, 2 months ago steroid injections and heaps of physio in between. Now all involved in his care (neurosurgeon, sports physician and physio) concur that the only option left is MD.
He is a tall chap - 6 ft 3 (about 190 cm I think) and also an elite tennis player. I guess ideally I would find another 6ft3, 15 year old elite tennis player with a hernia but I recognise there may not be too many of those!
I'm now planning his recovery period and determining how best to proceed, so any advice or thoughts welcome.