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I am a 24 years old male. I injured my back 7 months ago where i had to take a 4 hours train trip. MRI said it was a herniation. After one month of back pain i started to suffer leg pain. I suffered sciatica for almost 5 months until yesterday. I wasn't able to walk or stand 5 minutes without pain. Another MRI and doctor said i need to take surgery or it's not going away by itself.A month ago one of our family friends suggested some masseur who fixes herniations and other things succesfully. I didn't believe it will work because country is full of scams. A significant amount of people are suffering herniated discs. So it is a business. There are people who will hang you from your feet to decompress and other scary stuff. They have no lisence nothing. It's your own risk.
He first baste the area and checked my spine with his hands. Told me that i have one bulging one herniation. Then he started heating a cup and sucking my back with that cup. (no idea how to translate this). After that he massaged my lower back. Then he pressed very strong on my back twice where i felt click sounds. He said it s all good. Then he put a cataplasm which then burnt my back like it s really burning.
After a few days, I am feeling good. I can say nerve root is relaxed. There is no pain going to wc, having a bath etc. Taking a five minutes walk causes pain on my calf as before. But it is not as bad as before. I am guessing it is the inflammation not a re-hernation. Because the feeling of herniation was different. I know we can't know it just by how we feel but still it is not so strong.
Considering it is inflammation because nerve was under pressure for a long time, do you think it will pass or at least ease? What further action would you suggest? Doctor would definetly be  of because I tried different ways. He is already careless anyway. Taking another MRI is an option but I just did it a week ago.
My apologies for all grammar mistakes and breaking of forum rules.
edited by Liz, Spine-health ModeratorTo remove inappropriate language