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Lumbar Herniated Disc Questions

I recently was diagnosed with an L3-L4 Bulging Disc, L4-L5 Herniated Disc and an L5-S1 slightly herniated disc. I have had 2 epidurals that haven't really helped much and am looking to get a third, but after that they are talking about surgery. I was injured playing soccer professionally and am really nervous to what the outcomes will be whether I have surgery or not. Outside of soccer, I am an extreme athlete... snowboarding, snow skiing, wake boarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking... etc... I was wondering if anyone could help me with some information on surgery's that would help me get back to the things I love. I live in Kansas, but am willing to go any where in the US. What would be the best procedures for me to recover the best (I am 34 years old). I have seen a lot about discotomy and laser surgery but don't really have a clue where to even start. Please, any information would be much appreciated! Thank you for your time and help!



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