Like this forum; lots of good discussion. I'm having my L5/S1 MD tomorrow. It's a 4mm right paracentral protrusion; a fairly easy case, but in reading some of the stories on this forum, my immediate fear is that my pain could get worse (eg., re-herniation from a sneeze, epidural fibrosis, etc.). But the surgery is necessary, as I can't sit for more than 10 minutes w/o having to stand up, and getting out of bed in the morning is a nightmare.
Hoping tomorrow goes well; wish me luck.