Hey guys, I've been following the forum but this will be my first post.
I'm a 20 year old guy with a herniated disc in my lower back, it's been just under 2 years. When it first happened it fixed itself after 6-8 weeks rest. I was going good, 10 months ago I had a flare up and it hasn't got better. I've seen the top specialists, many doctors and Physios. I have mild disc degeneration and stenosis. Then there's the sciatic pain that's almost always present.
People get cancer they fix it, people have hip replacements, knee reconstructions, heart transplants. This injury affects millions, it's a nasty injury. Why can't I be fixed. It's not a vital organ. No one will operate on me nor do I want surgery. My back is xxxx and I'm 20, xxxx. What will I be like when I'm 50?
I've been swimming, I've taken anti inflammatory and pain killers. I used to run and exercise a lot. It's been a while. Why cant they fix this? It's not a vital organ. I read about sportsman getting over these injuries, why can't I? I'm not overweight, I have a strong core. I don't have an underlying structural issue. I've had two MRI's. Are stem cells the real deal or more fiction.
any support is welcome. But I'd like to hear about specific exercises or treatments that worked for you. Thanks.