I have a central/left disc herniation between L4-L5 I had shots back in 2001 that didn't really help and I have been living with back and leg pain for the last 10 years. I am considering at this time the microdicectomy and I would love to hear all your stories in one place.
What was your diagnosis?
What was your chosen treatment?
How long was your recover time?
How long before you could be really active?
Was the treatment successful?
Was it a horror story?
I need all the info I can get my GP says this surgery isn't helpful at all and yet it's done all the time and I've had many other doctors tell me I need surgery.