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I had a micro-D in 2000 on my L5 S1, after 2 years of horrendous back pain and misdiagnosis. I was only 14 at the time, so very young to have such a catastrophic disc prolapse with no trauma. I have just found out that my L5 S1 is bulging again (x-ray report says 'marked disc space narrowing at l5 S1' ), but also my L4 appears to be bulging too ('significant disc space narrowing at L4' ). I'm wondering if anyone else has had this happen, and if there is a greater chance I will need a second surgery given my history?
The symptoms I have at the moment are nerve pain (aching) in both legs but predominantly right, some tingling & sensation changes in the right calf and cramping in both calf muscles. My GP says to go back in 2 weeks and see how it's going, and physio says if he can't fix it I'll be headed down the surgery path again.
I'd appreciate any feedback from people who have been through the same thing, whether they required revision surgery or if it was just a non-surgical treatment that fixed the discs? I don't want to be in pain forever!!
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