I have a bulging disc at L4/5. Epidurals didnt work and I am on massive doses of pain meds. I am told surgery is my only option. This scares me as I don't know how I can keep my (small sole trader) business going if the recovery period takes longer than a few weeks. i have heard different estimates on this -but nobody can tell me for definite. Please advise!
Thanks in advance.
condition: juvenile disc protrusion
at L4/5 compressing L5 root.
meds: paracetemal, tramadol, Lyrica, naproxen and fentanyl 25 mg patchs