I am 22 year old active guy, who has struggled with a disc bulge at L3/L4 level from the last 18 months. When I booked my surgery 6 months ago I was in pretty bad pain (left buttock and hip). Would struggle to play any sport, sit for long periods or walk without any pain.
However now 2 days before my surgery all that is gone, the only pain i get is random jolts of pain down my leg and bad pain only if i aggravate it by doing a straight leg raise. A second MRI still shows the bulge present and I'm afraid that If i don't get the surgery, I could go back to being in the pain I was before.
I have done all conservative management and after 2 years I just want to be 100%.
My surgery is Thursday and I'm freaking out about the fact that I could be doing an unnecessary surgery.
Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated !