This past Friday I underwent a microdiscectomy of L3-L4 due to an extruded disc. I only had the problem for 3 months and underwent 2 epidurals. However, the pain was so immense that I had no choice. The nerve pain was accompanied by a foot drop and complete torso shift. I had the surgery at EDITED and so far I am extremely happy with the result. I have read many of the terrible pain people on this site have endured and I really cannot imagine living like that. The last 3 months was unbearable. Some nights I was thinking of calling an ambulance and was unable to catch my breath. I have read that those that have success, go on and live their lives and don't post, so I am worried about the "successful" rehab plans not being relayed. What can someone do to prevent a recurrence and future surgeries? I am looking at all sorts of books on back fitness , Yoga, Pilates, lumbar support, etc. Any legitimate rehab plans would be most appreciated.
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