I am a 44 year old guy from Tampa, FL. After years of weightlifting I had some sciatica pain back in November of 2014.
After seeing my Primary Provider and having an MRI I visited a Neurosurgeon who recommended a discectomy. I am scheduled for a microdiscectomy on 2/19/15. I do not have much pain but a 14mm L5/S1 herniation. I have weakness in left calf and hamstring. The weakness is very, very slowly improving. I have seen two Neurosurgeons who suggest surgery.
I am looking to gain more knowledge here on this site before my surgery. And hopefully making some new friends.