Hello everyone :H
I am writing to get some input, and or advice. I am a 28 year old woman with a disk hernation at L5 S1. I have pain on the left side of my back(always been on that side). I also have severe pain in BOTH of my legs. At first it was on the left side with the numbness, now it is both all the way to my feet. I have been dealing with this 2 years next month. I got hurt on the job.
I have done pt, chiro, injections, discorgam, and Idet. The pain management doc said that there is no more that they can do because they have tried everything they can do. I currently am taking some meds for the pain, but the narcotics make me sooo tired and dizzy.
To make a long story short, I have a decison to make , and I really need to be aware of what I am getting into here. I can't go to a neurosergoun right now because of work comp, I have to wait even for a new mri.
I have the choice to fight this out or give up and live with the pain. I just wanted to know if you guys also get this pain, and if it ever spreads to the hips too?! I swear that I ran a marathon with these legs, and I don't even do much!!! The back pain is also getting worse. I even have pain going down into both of my feet.
I know that everyone will say that I need to see a doc for this but I have to wait.
I am afraid that if I do get one surgery, it will lead to many more. I am also afraid that if I don't get surgery, I will get worse. Any input would be wonderful here!!!
Thanks for reading!