Being in your 20s with a herniated disc it seems like it's a death sentence because all the injections and pills are temporary certain activities I can never do again because they cause too much pain. Even if I get surgery I'll have to be as careful as possible not to re herniate or have the fusion affect my other discs at which point I'll be back in excruciating pain with no surgical option
. Is the point to just be as conservative as possible within the limits of your acceptable pain? My first doc was so conservative I feel like I wasted years of my life and I'm ready to just get surgery now. I wish I got it right away before getting on the pain pills because now I worry I've been in pain so long there is nerve damage.
Very frustrated I feel like my pain limits me so much I think I'm ready to just get surgery. Roll the dice at least have a chance at living a good life again. I feel bad for my girlfriend who has to deal with my limitations, if not all the things I've missed in life bc of this...
I still have to finish college and if sitting in a chair for 10 mins hurts this much I'm scared of how much torturous pain I'll have to endure when school starts. This pain honestly robbed so much from me that I am just considering not finishing school and getting some easy job or disability. .. I don't know. Any thoughts or advise is greatly appreciated