Considering Lumbar Discectomy Surgery
My husband has been suffering for years from lower back and sciatic pain caused by a bulging disc. He's tried it all: PT, chiro, acupuncture, steroid injections, etc. Yoga helps in preventing flare-ups, but nothing has worked in stopping the pain once it starts. This time has been months of continuous and worsening pain, and now that we have a lively 1-year-old running around, it seems time to consider surgery. Does anyone have experience with lumbar discectomy for a bulging disc? The thought of surgery is daunting, but the thought of it not working or somehow making things worse is unbearable to consider. I'd love to hear thoughts about why or why not to do it, what it was like and any recommendations for surgeons. Not looking for recommendations of alternative therapies at this point, since we really have tried them all and pretty much given up hope of healing without surgery. Thanks!