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Nucleoplasty in next week + MRI give your opinions PLEASE!
I'm scheduled to have a Nucleoplasty next week but still not sure about it
I'm 28 yo. As far as I know there are many different opinions abt the procedure - some say that it halps for a long time others that it only speed ups the process of disc collapse. The doctor who proposed me this after seeing my MRI said that Nucleoplasty will help me for sure. But I'm not thtat sure after all I read. I have one bulging dsc at L4-5 and and Herniated Disc (contained?) at the lower level (as you see on my MRIs). The only thing that I'm worried about is that the disc high getting lower - even the doctor who offered the procedure mantioned about it but then added that it really doesn't matter :-/ I'm not in great pain like most of you. For couple of months I felt tingling in my feet - actually my fingers felt tingling and I felt pain in my left toe (probably from that disc bulge at L4-5 - correct me if I'm wrong). Now the tingling is gone instead I feel like my fingers are filled with blod which gives feeling of compression - but it's mainly in my left leg which feels weak overall. Could anyone share his opinion about nucleoplasty and tell me is there any trace on the skin laft after the needle after couple of months?
Below are my MRIs: