Ok...I posted something similar on neck/back surgery but didn't get any response.
My MRI with contrast came back with the back news. The disc at L5 is herniated and the size is 25% bigger than the last one. So if I did the math right, it is 8.75 mm.
I have three questions:
1. Can you share your experience with 2nd microdiscectomy?
2. I have annular tear at L4-5. Can the tear cause me pain?
3. Can a tear heal by itself?
None doctors commented about the tear, so I wasn't as concerned. Having said that-after rereading my MRI results over/over, I found the tear worrisome.
Thank you in advance!