Been reading a lot on her lately, but wanted to post my situation as I have not come across one completely similar.
Back in July, I was at dinner with my family and I got a sharp pain in my leg (left hamstring). Brushed it off, continued to happen here and there, so I went to doctor. She thought it was my hamstring and gave me an anti-inflammatory shot. Didn't help, so she sent me to another doctor. He thought it was my hamstring, and put me in physical therapy. Went for a month, didn't get any better, so quit that and was sure it was a back issue.
I could play basketball without any problems, yet sitting down caused unbearable pain. Finally got an MRI, and the results were as follows:
I tried the injection a few weeks ago. It didn't help - went back to the doctor and he said we can try again in a few weeks but I'll probably need surgery. I am 24 years old - I really don't want surgery. I don't know how I got hurt .. there was no car accident, weightlifting incident. I'm willing to try pretty much anything to avoid surgery. Has anyone been in a similar situation and recovered without surgery.
Thanks in advance for your help!