Should i have surgery?
I'm a 55 yr old male. 35 yrs. ago i flipped a motorcycle and herniated my L4-L5 disc. I was recommended 4 mos. bed rest which i did and got better. Never had any surgery. Conservative treatment and lumbar epidurals have worked to this point. I now have lumbar spinal stenosis and a newly herniated L5-S1 disc which started with severe sciatica and has now changed to severe numbness in the left foot and along the sciatic nerve behind the leg. Have had 3 epidurals which relived some pain but the numbness persists. Spoke with two neurosurgeouns who recommend an L5-S1 microdisectomy. Should I do this? JK