I'm trying to find out if I'm jumping the gun on getting surgery and would really appreciTe any feedback. I've been dealing with a herniated L5/S1 and siatica for about 6 months. The pain can be really bad some times in my back. However, there's only been a few times that I've had trouble walking. This hasn't completely stopped my life, although as a very active person it has cramped it. I haven't shown any signs of improvement with chiropractic help, specially decompression. I'm constantly stretching and working it out, but the pain is always there. I've had 3 epideral steroid injections that didn't help at all. Currently I'm taking 2 - 3 hydrocodon everyday.
Should I be seriously considering surgery?