So I am new to this site. I am looking for some advise and help! I am 34 years old. I was diagnosed with a herniated disc (L4/L5) back in November. The pain started bothering me in September 2012. I did have about 2 months where I felt great, but it came back a couple of months ago. I have been to PT to the point where I have exhausted all my allowed visits for the year. I don't think any of these helped at all. I am now trying a Chiropractor. I actually go for my second visit tonight. I also have had nerve block injection 2 weeks ago and going again tomorrow for a second.
I am in agony. I am taking so many meds. I am on Neurontin that we just started, along with a Prednisone pack. I am also taking pain meds. Some nights I need Valium to sleep. The pain is my right buttock and goes all the way down my right leg. I can barely walk, I can not stand for any long period of time. I feel like I am losing my life. I used to be active. I can't even go shopping anymore due to the walking. Getting dressed in the morning is a killer!!!
My Ortho doctor has been conservative thus far, but made mention of surgery. A Micodiscectomy. I am at point where I feel like this is the only thing that is going to help me. I am so depressed that I want to schedule it now. Please anyone who knows where I am coming from let me know your thoughts!