Herniated disc, I hope
Yesterday I had to go to ER with what I sincerely hope is a herniated (and not ruptured) l-spine disc. Not a result of some crazy acrobatics or weight lifting - just bent down to zip my boot up and that was it.
I'm shot full of hydromorphone and Valium and able to slowly walk around but sitting is not an option at this point. Going for MRI tomorrow (they don't do it out of ERs anymore).
I'm just hoping beyond all hope that this is something that's going to resolve quickly with physical therapy and maybe some anti-inflammatories. I know its likely not possible but I'm pretty much in shock and absolutely refuse to believe that my season might be done before it even began.
If anyone who's gone through this has any good suggestions I would greatly appreciate them.
P.S. heat packs help but not for long, lidocaine patches don't do shit.