Has anyone had experience with their child having a microdiscectomy? Our 14 year old daughter (three sport athlete) has two herniated discs L5/S1 and L4/L5. No back pain just pain in left leg.
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Has anyone had experience with surgery for a child?
Our 14 year old daughter has two herniated discs L5/S1 and L4/L5. Her pain is only in the left leg. After trying everything-PT, 2 nerve blocks, chiro, laser therapy and acupuncture we have decided on a microdiscectomy. She is an athlete (volleyball, basketball and softball) and wants to get back to competing as soon as possible. We haven't had our pre-op meeting with the Dr yet but thought I would try and get some "real life" experiences for children.
I had a discectomy 10 years ago but can't remember the recovery time. All I know is that is was successful and have had minimal issues since then.