Did your back get better?
October 1, 2013 6:47 AM Subscribe
So I've been at least preliminarily diagnosed with a herniated disk at the L5-S1 level. This is after a couple months of back and leg pain and an attempt to treat it with oral Prednisone. The Prednisone worked for a few days while I was on it but the pain came back after the course was over. Yesterday, I went back to my GP and he gave me the diagnosis and referred me to a neurologist and is arranging for an MRI. My question is: have you been through this, what was your treatment and how did it go?
posted by octothorpe to health & fitness (22 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The GP mentioned surgery but also chiropractic treatment, epidural injections and/or physical therapy. What did you do, if anything, to treat your injury and how successful was it? If you had surgery, how long did it take to get back to work/normal life afterward?