I have a herniated L4-L5 disc with really nasty sciatica all down my left leg, with tingling. Been this way for a year and it just got much worse for no real reason.
Going to get another MRI and go to my Neurosurgeon soon. Pretty sure he will recommend Endoscopic Microdiscectomy or just regular discectomy.
I have read countless papers on discectomy results and browsed every forum I could find to see what is the normal outcome of this surgery. The results frighten the heck out of me.
It seems that microdiscectomy is just a prelude to fusion most of the time. I will do anything to avoid fusion if at all possible.
Has anyone here had a good outcome from their discectomy surgery? I'm in sooo much pain, and I am out of options.