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I am 28, male, on 2 June, 2018 I was diagnosed with canal stenosis with canal diameter of only 5.8 mm. Because of L5-S1 disc protusion. Also L4-5 disc bulge with canal diameter 10 mm.
Since then I had been doing McKenzie back extension exercises. My condition had improved. But still I have shooting tingling in my right leg every now and then. Earlier I was having extreme burning pain in my lower back on the right side but now it is reduced a lot. I am on minimal activity and spending all my time in my house. But if I had to go somewhere my burning pain increases.
I never went to any doctor, it had been 5 weeks since I am doing McKenzie extension exercises and every day I am better than yesterday or the same if not worse or slightly worse if I go outside.
I cannot spend my life like this on zero activity. I want to know if I can recover like this in six months or even in a year. I read online that herniated discs heal itself within six months to a year or even more depending on how severe it is.
With God's grace every day I am improving. I have also read that with back pain patience is the key. I really don't know what to do.
There's a reason I don't go to any doctor because they are there only to make money in India. I was misdiagnosed multiple times by a doctor and I ended up like this. The first time I went to him I told him I have sciatica but he blind sided me saying your pain is not in your hamstring so it's not sciatica. I told him earlier I had pain through out form lower back down to my calf but he ignored. He told I have SI joint dislocation, that I have t11-12 compression, that there is some muscle damaged. So i have lost trust.
I dont know where to go, what to do.
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