Just posting to introduce myself I guess. I am new to forums. Thanks to everyone who shares their stories it has helped me so much so I am hoping to do the same by sharing my story and hope,I can give positive encouragement along the way!!
I am 2days post op for L5/S1 microdiscectomy and decompression. I have started to post on my recovery in Surgery recovery thread.
I had pretty bad sciatic pain and could hardly walk for the last fortnight before surgery from the herniated disc. Had 1 ESI with no improvement and about 4 weeks of physio. It all started with a sore lower back which I did not really think much of. Then the pain of sciatica. Finally got to physio a few months after the pain started. With no improvement after about 3 physio sessions was sent for CT to find cause of pain. Herniated disc. was sent to see orthopaedic spine specialist and sent for epidural steroid injection. With no improvement saw specialist 6days later and following day had surgery.
Hope everyone is on the path to recovery soon. And thanks agin for sharing it has really helped me!