My name is Dana and I live in Michigan with my family. My back journey probably started longer ago than I realize, but noticeably in late 2013, I started getting soreness and some very minor hip and leg pain. I am not fond of typical medicine, so I visited my chiropractor. In Feb 2014 I started an office job, and as some of you may understand, when you start a new job, especially an office job, it isn't odd to find yourself sitting for hours on end. I believe this made my back go from bad to wayyyy worse. The pain was sometimes worse than having a baby naturally - that is no exaggeration. I would go up an down my leg, hip, and buttocks. I can't remember timeline, and exact details, but suffice to say, my chiro said to me that he couldn't do anything more for me. So, my next step, via my physician was to get the nerve study done, and then on to the pain doctor. That was successful for a very short time. Early in this year, I was finally referred to a NS. Just before my surgery, in addition to the pain, there were also parts that were becoming numb.
I just had my microdiscectomy L5S1 3 weeks ago, and I am very hopeful that I will have a full recovery.
This site has been very informative and helpful as I have navigated through this! Welcome to Spine-Health
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