has anyone had their disc reabsorbed after 1 year without surgery?
I have L5-S1 herniated disc with no pain. Major symptoms have been numbness and tingling for 1 year now. I used to have surges of this but now it's pretty chronic. Biggest problem is when it is confined to my foot and my inability to walk for more than 20 minutes. I have been able to exercise recently( 25 min treadmill, ball stretches) which I was unable to do early on. I have tried it all conservatively but the symptoms have not improved. I'm thinking of another epidural( I had 2 in February). I am a surgical candidate for a microdisectomy, however, I can't get my head around it in light of not having pain and/or being disabled from this. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.