My name is Meg and I am 19yrs old soon to be 20. I have a horrible back my L4/5 is herniated that its really close to pressing onthe right nerve,and i have mild stenosis and mild scoliosis in my lower back and i can't walk for more than 30min or sit for more than an hour without me being in ALOT of pain!!! the pain goes down my butt and legs, and I am in physical therapy and it doesn't seem to help. My doc told me that my back is older than me, he said this type of back problem should be in someone who is in there 30's and im only 19. I am so depressed because I cant do anything without my back hurting! Am I to young to get surgery? I have herd of a disectomy (not sure if i am spelling that right) my back has gotton worse since 1yr ago.
I'm 24 years old, I have had back problems since I was 17...
June 6th 2012 (I was 20 years old) On my L4/5 I got a Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) with 4 pedicle screws, 2 rods, and 2 cages.