Herniated Disc with lower back pain
Wanted to find out to see if anyone had a similar situation. I was diagnosed with herniated disc in 2011 and went through PT and Chiro to get better. However in December 2015 and January 2016, i had 2 sciatica episodes. I finally got an MRI done showing herniation on the disc above the L5 vertebrate .One neurosurgeon said that i need to do a spinal fusion but i'm scared of this and i am in my 30s and would rather avoid a surgery. I've been at home best rest, change my diet since then and have reduced the lower back pain but i get random tingling in my feet. The tingling is in both of my legs. It comes and goes. It seems whenever i'm not doing anything extraneous the tingling is gone however today i went to walk at a mall and when i came home the tingling in my legs started again. My lower back is still there but at level 3-4. My calf muscles were tight as i noticed it was harder for me to push the gas pedal.