I have had worsening back pain for a couple of years. I had an MRI about 4-5 months ago which showed the second from bottom disc is prolapsed and pressing on the nerves.
I had a nerve root injection to try to ease the pain which it did for about 7-8 weeks.
Anyway I wanted to avoid surgery because I have four children (aged 9, 4, 2 and 1). At the beginning of this week I had a miscarriage and so I am wondering whether now might be the time to get on and have the surgery done before trying for another baby or whether to wait until after.
I am guessing though that having another baby right now will make the pain worse as it's been pretty awful today.
I am looking at having replacement disc surgery on one disc only.
Has anyone any experience of this and what the recovery time is like. I am wondering how long my husband is going to have to take off work to look after the children as my surgeons website says no lifting anything over 3kg but it doesn't say how long that is likely to be for.
Any experience on this would be really appreciated.