Bulging disc at L5/S1 and L4/L5...the former being worse. Misdiagnosed (self-- thought it was a tight piriformis) for 8 months before I got an MRI and saw it was disc related. In last 2.5 months have had 3 spinal nerve blocks (with some immediate relief, then it wore off), spinal pulse radio frequency, and been doing PT 2x/week. The last 2 weeks, its getting worse--- I think the steroids have worn off.
Not in terrible "can't get out of bed" pain-- but during my day to pain in constant pain-- primarily in butt and along the leg. Thinking I have pretty much exhausted conservative measures and surgery is my next step (but trying to figure out when with my life (holidays/work trips/weddings) is hard.
Thoughts anyone?? On a side note, I am a 38 yo female, fairly active, desk job....just tired of being in pain for the last 9 months!