Iam new, this is my first post and english is my 3rd language so bare with me.
Iam 51 years old and I have cronic back pains.
Lately my back pain was on me for 4 weeks, went away after 2 weeks of bed rest.
Returned to work and the pain returned after I carried a tool bag. I know my condion so I try to avoid lifting, carrying, etc. but this time I just thought the weight was just fine. Anyway I started having leg pains a day later and numbness (motor & sensory ) followed. My job is roughly 50/50% in the office and out on the field.
My doctors did a MRI, reason a suspected heniated/bulge disc and nerve compression. This was confirmed with the MRI.
The doctor has had me on pain killers, physio theraphy.
After 10 days as an inpatient the pain has disppeared, and the numbness on my right leg (just below my knee) has disappeared, and the numbness on my foot is slowly moving towards my toes. I can feel and believe Iam recovering. Iam positive.
My Doctor has told me 2 weeks is the maximum for physio theraphy. And has recommended Lumber discectomy fusion.
Has anyone had numbness for greater than 2 weeks and recovered without any operation.
thanks in advance for any comments.