I am a 19 years old girl and i have lower back pain for two years. 7 months ago I took MRI and it showed I have a large posterior central disc at L4 and L5.
My first dr offered me to do surgery but i didn't accept it. Although I am doing physical therapy, I don't see any improvement at all! And even it is getting worst. Sometimes the pain comes to my leg. Sometimes it is shooting.... I even cant stand up for a short time.
By the way, my dr asked me to do MRI again and it seems like not only I have LARGE posterior central disk, but also spinal stenosis!!! That is really weird because i am really young to have these problems!
Although i have so much pain sometimes and even I have problem with sleeping, I don't feel any numbness.
Now i would like to ask you... If you were me, what would you do?
I really don't like to do surgery and honestly I am afraid of that..
I dont see any improvement... I am doing physical therapy, using head pat every night but still nothing!!!
Is surgery really the last choice?
Thank you in advance