Thanks to all for your informative posts....been reading around here for some time.
I now have to make that ultimate decision.
11 years of living with bulging L4-5. Broke down earlier this year and found it's now herniated 7mm x 11mm into the nerve root. Had 3rd ESI today (12th total), been through 100's of PT & Chiro appt's with no help. I travel a lot with the job as I deal with national catastrophe's thus need to get something done.
anyone else walking around with a herniation that size? Should I just give it up and take the knife? Epidural dude (PM doc) and neuro's PA (haven't seen neuro yet) say it'll be operated on sooner or later....best to go sooner?