Hi. Just wanted to introduce myself. I am 33 and started to get back pain in April 2008 when moving awkwardly to remove a low plug from a jack. Since that time nothing has been the same. I received an MRI in April 2008 highlighting "large left paracentral disc extrusion (1.5 cm x 0.9 cm). which obliterates the left lateral recess severely compressing the L5 nerve causing deformity of the thecal sac"
The symptoms seems to have disappeared in June but then came back in a more chronic but mild form in September.
I was taking Physio which helped make the pain "amangeable" but I still have a chornic pain which prevents me from lifting my daughter and being independant with her (my #1 priority).
As I become more informed I may have more intelligent questions, but my initial goal is to know if surgery should be contemplated or if Pilates / Chriropractic intervention should be sufficient. I need to change the status quo and hope to be informed.!