I have herniated 3 disks L4 and L5 and then another one up the spine some. It happened first week of June and I have been to a Chiropractor and PT and have had shots. Now I am at a Nero Surgeon and about 5 days away from surgery. Scared to death lol.
Here is what happened. 1st week of June bad bad back pain. Chiropractor then PT then shots. Well about a month ago I was working and something happened to pinch my nerve in my leg, OMG the pain. Miserable! Was dealing with pain for about 3 months before but started to get it manageable then go to work one day and literally couldn't move. 1 month later here I am with pain in my leg and it hurts don't get me wrong. But there is a difference between hurting and surgery hurting.
Anyway, I have been told that I should go ahead with the surgery because this may happen again. I have already missed so much work I would like to get the surgery done recover and get back to life.
My question is, Should I go ahead with the surgery? Everything is set up and they are going to shave the bone to releve that pressure and pain? I am in sales and travel all the time and i just can't afford it to happen again. It has happen twice in a span of 4 months.
Any sound advice from people in the know?