Anyone recover from a herniated disc (sciatic pain) without surgery?
I was diagnosed with an L5 disc herniation and disc tear back in February 2010. I have been progressively getting better, but I'm curious to hear from people what their recovery trajectory was like (ex: did the pain start becoming reduced and then goes away? Would the pain just become more sporadic? how long did it take?)
The pain is still with me daily, but I would say it's in the 1-2 range. I'm currently seeing a chiro, using an inversion table, still doing mackenzie exercises, icing, topical creams, etc.