Hi all, Im Cheryl, Im 20 (Nearly 21 yay)
I had an emergency double discectomy in March this year, as the pain was that bad, i couldn't walk. The disc had ruptured on the left and right side on one disc, causing sciatica in my left leg and severe sciatica in my right leg as the disc above had ruptured on the right side also.
After my operation i recovered well...at least i thought i was, then i started getting a numbness down my left leg, just now and again, then it became constant numbness or pins and needles, so i was sent for another MRI scan, to which i got the results about a week ago, showing that the disc above the two i previously had operated on had ruptured, forcing pressure on my left nerve. So now i have another operation, which is in 7 days.. which i'm not looking forward too. Im only 20, i shouldnt have to think about staying in and taking it easy to recover from something that doesnt usualy occur in someone my age. Argghhh its not fair.
Id like to point out also, although its not proven that slipped discs can be hereditory, both my parents have had discectomies. Whether this is of any relevance to my shoddy back, i dunno. but at least i have someone to blame lol x