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Hi. I'm 19 years old. July 2014 I fell on my tile floor and herniated L 4-5. I have had severe sciatica and a heavy degeneration on my back. I have done physical therapy, epidural injections, exercise, etc. I've just gotten worse. My ortho doctor insists I should speak with a surgeon so I finally agreed. My apt is in 3 weeks.. But I am very scared those surgeries aren't always proven good I've heard plenty of stories that have led it to be unsuccessful. The doctor told me I'm gonna need surgery somewhere down the line because the disc is ruptured and it over time it will permanently damage the nerve.. Well, I work but it's so hard because I come home barely able to move because I'm in so much pain.. But I also live on my own so I won't be able to pay my bills if I'm out of work for 2 months.. But, I also have started getting numbness and tingly feeling in my hands, only when I move them suddenly or grab something in a awkward position. I don't know is that is related. If anybody can give me some insight, or advice.. Please do. Thank you
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