I'm new to the forum and came upon this site in the past couple of weeks looking for information about my recent pain.
I pinched a nerve in my lower back while sneezing the beginning of June and thought it was going to heal. After about 2 weeks, the pain extended down to my right foot and a little into my left leg. Scheduled an appointment one week later and saw my doctor and went to a physical therapist for two weeks while taking meloxicam. The pain didn't improve much, so the doctor prescribed gabapentin and to see an orthopedics doctor. Got an xray and MRI. Found out that I have a herniated disc L5-S1 1.6-1.8cm. He recommended surgery. At this point I'm waiting to consult with a spinal surgeon and see what procedure I have to go through.
Looking forward to sharing my story while reading some of yours now that I have to lay down on my bed most of the day.
Microdiscectomy and laminectomy L4/5 August 12, 2015