I'm scheduled to have a herniated disc "trimmed" later this month and I'm trying to find out what my long term prognosis might be. I have severe leg pain, have been on a serious round of anti-inflammatories and no pain relief. dr. thinks I am too inflamed for PT and honestly I can hardly sit, stand or lie in one position for very long without breaking down in tears from the pain. I am on pain meds to help with the pain.
Has anybody had this procedure done? Did you get any pain relief after the surgery? What can I expect long term? I know I have other back issues...doc wasn't specific at this time and felt confident that I could control with PT. I was in too much pain to sit around and ask more questions.
I am scheduled for decompression therapy next week to see if that relieves the pain and also an injection.
I'd love to hear from anybody who had this procedure done and how you are feeling now. My whole family is scared for me to have this surgery "so young". I am 36.
Thanks for any information you can provide. And honestly it scares me that there is a forum for back pain. This is the worst pain I have ever felt.