Hi, I was hoping to see if anyone has been thru similar issues that I am having. I am a 28 yo male who has been pretty active throughout my life, i.e working out, hockey, mma, etc. however, i was juts diagnosed with a herniated disc between L5-S1 with leaking fluid off to the left side of S1-S2. I have taken both an MRI and contrast MRI, initial results showed a possible nerve sheath tumor but after speaking with a neurosurgeon, he believes it is just a herniated disc with leaking fluid. I am hopeful that is the case, but I have a final MRI in November 3 months out, to take a 2nd look and determine. For now i am prescribed 3 months of PT and to not do any sports or extreme activity in that time.
I just wanted to see if anyone has had this same injury before and could give me some info on it. I will also happily share the MRI results with anyone specialized on here.
Also one more thing to note, not sure if it makes a difference or not, I do have mild scoliosis, it is a 5% grade curve with the bottom of my spine more on the left side, as if you were making a backwards C with your right hand.
Thank you in advance for anyone willing to help!!