Hi. I can't believe it took me so long to find this website. It's awesome.
Anyway, I'm 23 and I've been getting L5-S1 herniation's for 3 years. I do occasionally get pain in both legs but mostly it's just the bilateral foot drop that is causing problems.
However, the herniation's tend to reabsorb after 6 months and then come back a few months later. All my doctors told me to get the surgery before it becomes a permanent occurrence.
Long story short, the surgery is on Tuesday (today is Sunday) and I currently have no symptoms. Is the doctor still going to be able to help me if I don't currently have a herniation? I've been calling but in Canada it's thanksgiving weekend so getting a hold of a doctor is proving impossible.
Has anyone else had this type of surgery when no symptoms were present?