Just wanted to introduce myself and seek your help/advice.
I am Alice , 46 yr old from Ireland.
Have endured an agonizing 4 years of continually worsening pain which was explained as a slightly bulging disc ,I have tried many perscription medications, physiotherapy, yoga, ice/heat therapy , reki, facet joint injections, epidural/steroid injections etc. ect. all to no avail . Finally switched to a new orthapeadic surgeon 6 weeks ago and have just been diagnosed today with S1 nerve compression from L5 bulging disc, degenerative disc disease and facet joint arthiritis. New surgeon has suggested l5/S1 nerve root decompression and inserting 2x Diam implants at L3/4 and L4/5 within the next 4 weeks.... Iam feeling slightly overwhelmed with this new diagnosis and desperate to find out as much information as I can about the procedure , recovery time , pain following surgery and basically any information that any of you may be able to share with me . Thank you in advance .