I threw out my back around this time last year. I finally saw a doctor about two months later when I started getting sciatica The doctor freaked out when he saw the size of my herniated disc. He had no bedside manner. He told me that I would be in for three epidural steroid injections followed by surgery and a long recovery. I freaked out and got a second opinion. I ended up getting one epidural and doing physical therapy for a month. All that to say, I didn't think I was injured as badly as I was, but I wasn't injured as badly as my first doctor suggested I was. Good luck with your back!
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8/3/06 at 12:03pm