患者信息： 女 28歲
disk degenerative/disk herniation
i am sorry for typing by english. i am in USA now, i felt uncomfortable from last Sept when i walking. at that time i went to see the doctor. the doctor said it just muscle problem then give me pain release medicine. Then i went back to taiwan last Dec. i took CT , then doctor said i need operation.then later on, i went back to USA , i took MRI the report are:
1.Three level degenerative disc disease with shallow annular tear L3-L4 and a board annular tear at L4-L5
2.There is a large extruded herniation extending leftward at L5-S1 and causing compression of the traversing left S1 nerve root sheath.
then i did therapy here for 5 times , but each time after therapy i felt more painful than not doing this, at home i also did the exercise which i found from www.taiwanspinecenter.com this website.
Now i am thinking to have surgery to get rid of the pain. is that anything i should take care? cuz when i saw doctor in taiwan, he said after surgery, it took me stay in hospital for 3-5 days then later on i should use rigid frame when i walk or do anything around 1-3 months to take care. but i saw the surgery doctor here, he just said, after surgery stay at hospital overnite, then you can go home, then take 2-3 weeks rest...
it seems much different for two doctors. what else i should take care after surgery???
i am appreciate for your help.
Thanks a lot