After herniating my disc in May (l5/s1) and doing all forms of conservative therapy nothing has really helped. I can sit (barely) though standing and walking for even a few minutes at a time is out of the question. My life has been on hold. Postponed my masters degree and being unable to walk since May is driving me insane. I finally decided to have surgery (against the wishes of my parents who would like me to wait as long as it takes to heal) after the tram stopped and I was forced to walk 200 metres. This literally killed me. It was at that moment I decided to have surgery. I am having a microdiscectomy on the 11th of December 2014. I feel as if no amount of physical therapy has helped. Not being able to walk at all since May is extremely frustrating. If I had to continue living with this pain life would not be worth it. I would just like some people to share their experiences with having a microdiscectomy and if it helped them.
Thanks a bunch!!