im all new to this,
i was diagnosed 20 days ago having a herniated/bulging disc on L5/S1
i ve done an MRI , also been checked by many Doctors,
most told me i ll have to go through a microdiscectomy surgery.
first week had chronic pain. left leg buttock down to my ankle.
the good news is that i dont have any drop in my foot,
but neurosurgeon told me , its so true the bulging disc may go in 6 months, but he were concerned about some nerves damage .
my question is, how long does a nerve need to be damaged,? though i started a week ago to walk. i can walk as much as i can, pain is so bearable.i can even sit lately. not for a long time though, and pain have become way better.especially after my first spinal injection i had.
im even swimming for 3 days now. doing aqua exercises.
anyone can help me about it? i know i can go through it, and get better, but my worries are about the nerve damage.