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Hello, my name is Xenia, I am 31 years old and on June 10th I had severe leg pain and that’s when my journey started with the Low back pain radiating to left leg.. I am taking oral medications and I’ve been on them for about 45 days along with physical therapy. Medications don’t work and they haven’t been improving the pain am getting. Physical therapy can’t do much because everything hurts. I can NEVER sit down, it is very painful to walk or stand. I literally haven’t been able to move for 45 days! Not even with medications. I’ve never felt that kind of pain. My MRI states “left foraminal disc extrusion/herniation at L5-S1 with a 6mm disc fragment within the neural foramen displacing the left L5 nerve root posteriorly”.. they told me about the cortisone injections but I am unsure if it will help or if it is safe to do.. I am lost and don’t know what is the right thing to do!! Do I need to go into surgery? Do I need to get the injections? Every doctor I ask they advise me with different things.. some said I don’t need to do anything except oral medications and physical therapy, some said I need to get into surgery, some said I need the injections!! please help me
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