Hi- I am a 38 yr old female with a herniated disk. I am not overweight, and was very active and athletic prior to my injury.
Going to see a neurosurgeon in a week, Sept 8th. I am scared, feel like a little girl again, on a deserted island!
All the information-- this will be one of the most difficult choices in the world for me, all I do know is that I can't live like 'this' anymore.
GP says "all you need is this surgery", and made the appt. with the neurosurgeon. Refuses to discuss any other option with me. except more medications.
As I stated above, neurosurgeon appt Sept 8th, and a naturopath on Oct 11th. Both to gather as much information as I can manage!
What is your experience with your L5-S1?? Any help is greatly appreciated.
I am sad there is a need for this forum. I am grateful that this one exists!