I have a question for anyone who has been somewhat close to having any of the problems i've mentioned in the subject heading. Actually, it's not too specific, but just anything you might be able to share about what it's like or has been like for regarding waiting to see if with non-invasive methods, injections, massages, acupuncture, and of course, more physiotherapy everyday?? I am afraid from all of the articles I've read about how we how suffer in pain from WHATEVER the cause may be to our herniated lower back, on sciatic legs, that sometimes waiting to long to try to get surgery can be as damaging as going on the other extreme of no waiting, and jumping straight on to the OR table. Has anyone ever run across these articles, or heard this from their physiotherapist or gp? I even had a relative mention this one, so that was the last time I would just think about it before bringing it up with the spine health crew!:)
If any one has an opinion regarding the don't wait too long or don't jump right in theory, please feel free to fire back some feedback...the more i learn from others experience, the more i have continued hope regarding my own.
oh, and how (silly question) do i update these signature details at the end of my message/posts? things have changed a tad bit, and I would like to put up what is most recent.
thanks for reading, and i wish you all the BEST care, support, treatment, and decreased suffering in this life!