SO I Injured my back doing some construction 9 weeks ago. I've been to the neurologist and most recently the neurosurgeon. Without saying it directly he seems to be recommending me to go in for surgery to remove the material that is pinching my nerve and causing me to lose the ability to push off my left foot. He is afraid the nerve may be permanently damaged if it is not removed.
I don't really have the money to get a second opinion (or the surgery for that matter), so I'm hoping people on here may have advice if they have gone through something similar. The disc involved is the last disc I believe L4. He did an EMG and said it really didn't show anything. The MRI confirmed the herniated disc.
I don't want to wait too long and not be able to run around with my kids, but at the same time I don't want to have surgery if there is a different option. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!