I'm new to the site and have found a lot of useful information.
My sciatic pain started about 15 months ago with back tightness and pain, then moved to the left leg and calf and gradually became worse. I orders CT scan that showed disc herniation that was contact with two roots of S1 nerve. I was referred to PT that made things a nit better, so I was able to manage the symptoms, although the pain was almost always there. Then a month ago I reinjured myself by putting too much pressure on the lower back and since that everything is much worse. I have awful night pains frome the lower back through hip and posterior thigh to the lower back. But in addition to the pain in the left side I have tingling sensations also on the right thigh, at posterolateral asect, mainly at night and when lying down. A new CT was done which says that I have protrusion on the right side compressing the root of S1 and herniation on the left side, also compressing the root. Is that really possible that the herniation can affect both sides?
My GP referred me to the neurosurgeon; should I have a surgery if he proposes that?