Hello, I am new to this site. So here it goes.
I have on a scale of 1 to 10...a pain level of a 7 on my Right Butt, down the right hamstring and a little numbness in hamstring as well.
I had MRI. L5/S1 Disc Herniation. Pain setteled down in about 3 months. Could get by with some Advil for day to day, and was able to sit and drive car with pain level of a 2.
In the last 2 weeks I have had this Pain of an 8 to 9 return to my Right Butt and will not go away. No Pain meds or muscle relaxers make a dent.
I have no lower back pain. I have no loss of strength, I can walk on tip toes, hamstring curls, everything.
Just can't stand for more than 2 minutes or sit for more than 2 minutes. No position gets releif. Laying down is the best on my back...pain drops to a 2.
Going to discuss Surgery with Doc on Thurs. and Friday this week.
Really want to stay away from surgery if at all possible, Especially after readying all the stories on here where people dont seem to be getting better, except the first two weeks after surgery...must be that little bit of steroid they place on the nerve when they are finishing up the operation.
Let's here everyone's thoughts and see what you guys think. After all, expericence is the best teacher and guide I believe.