Ive been having hell with an l5-s1 herniation for the past year. Mainly sciatica which hasn't been too bad lately and numbness, particularly in the genitals.
I am kind of getting nervous thinking about it as it gets near. I have went through many doctors and finally found a surgeon that I like and he has done miracles on two people I know. Ive done every single conservative treatment under the sun.
I am just wondering if anyone had one of these and had genital numbness prior. Did it fix your condition? My surgeon said it was common and will likely go away.
I am just worried that waiting all this time may have caused permanent damage and the surgery wont do anything to fix it. Although, I was just following doctors advice to wait it out and try conservative treatments.
What will recovery be like? He is planning on doing a percutaneous microdiscectomy which sounds like the least invasive surgery possible.