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Prolapsed disc help

Hey guys

I've been suffering from a prolapsed disc for around 7 to 8 months now. Its getting to the point now where I dont know what to do. I have had my MRI done and it showed L5 S1 of the prolapsed disc and about a month ago I had a ct guided epidural that did not work, I actually feel a lot worse than before. I got a letter from my Neruro surgeon suggesting surgery if I didn't get better but I'm still yet to see him.

I am 26 years old, have a full time job which I am struggling with. I want to know what else I can do before I see the specialst again. Physio was a waste of time for me I went for about three months... I want to exercise more than anything because I was into it before the prolapse, but im just too sore and too scared to start anything physical like that incase I make myself worse. I cant walk or stand for more than 5 - 10 minutes, sitting for prolonged periods is a struggle.. so yeah. Hoping to get some advice because noone around me understands enough to help.

Thanks in advance


  • Most surgeons want patients to give conservative measures a fair trial before suggesting surgery, but in some cases, surgery is necessary.
    If the conservative measures haven't worked in these ensuing months, and your condition is worsening, rather than stabilizing or getting better, then there does come a point where postponing or delaying correcting the problem can have serious permanent repercussions.
    I would suggest that you return to the surgeon , have him re evaluate where you are, and what condition the disc is in, then discuss further options.
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