I'm Jay, I stumbled onto this site just researching disc herniations and their effects and possible remedies. Maybe find a little hope as well..
I've been suffering with low back pain and discomfort for some years now but this year is taking the cake I think. I'm really down an out about the whole thing. I've had MRI's, epidurals, facet joint blocks with no relief. I had a discogram monday and found what the main culprit was.
There is a full thickness annular tear posterocentrally and to the right of midline associated with a disc herniation with right S1 nerve root encroachment. there is mild neural foraminal encroachment bilaterally. This is causing pain and burning in the glutes, right thigh and knee, and also pain in the right ankle.
I'm still waiting for Doc to call me to let me know what my options are. I'm not expecting good news at all, but I could be wrong.. I don't know what to think. Anyway I've rambled on long enough. Thanks you all for listening