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What kind of surgery can I expect from a ruptured disc L4 & L5?

I have been experiencing severe sciatic pain for about 2 months now and for the last month I have pretty much been on bed rest because the pain is so bad I can hardly walk and when I do I have to use a Cain. I had an MRI done in the hospital about a month ago and have been referred to a neurosurgeon which I see in a week. Because of insurance issues it had taken this long for me to get an appt. with this specialist. I have been persccribed a variety of narcotics and other pills but the pain is still unmanageable!! I am currently taking diluaded and nuerotin which seems to be helping a little bit more but I'm still in a lot of pain. My regular Dr. & also the Dr. in the ER have been saying I will need surgery but have not really told me what type of surgery I may need. My sciatic pain starts in my left buttock and goes all the way down to my ankle and sometimes over the top of my foot. If anyone has any info on what kind of surgery I might expect or any suggestions on how I can eliviate some of my pain I would greatly appreciate it!!!!!! Thank You!!!


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