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Herniated discs of the lumbosacral (L5-S1) 6 mm

A Message from Tatiana:

Hello! I'm 26 years old, I have a herniated disc in the lumbosacral 6 mm (L5-S1). The acute pain appear each year, are treated conservatively, surgery was not. Symptoms: moderate pain in the back and the thigh, when sitting numbness comes back and develops aching pain (severe) in my right leg to feel the effects "tingling", in the lower leg – a stabbing pain and also pain under the heel and numbness.

The Operation I do not offer, say, "If conservative treatment helps a little, it is still too early for the operation. That will become worse, then we'll do it." And I have these symptoms constant and no particular improvement, for that matter, and deterioration. What to do in this situation if I want to get pregnant? To continue to be treated conservatively or do the surgery for hernia? To do the surgery now or after birth? Thank you!


Good day, Tatiana! If you are planning pregnancy, high risk of increase in hernia of the intervertebral disc, since childbearing is an additional load on the vertebral column.

Indeed, the operation when intervertebral hernia is recommended only as a last resort, when conservative treatment fails. It damaged a lot of tissue, so there are often negative consequences. If the pain is not cured by pills and delivers a strong discomfort, without surgery can not do.

In your situation really has to choose between two evils. However, to make the best decision only You will be able together with your doctor.

Theoretically, when the hernia You will be able to carry a child if during pregnancy would be to wear supportive underwear and a lot of lying, and not to go.

Try to pick up 3 kg dumbbells and walk with them around the room. Evaluate your state. If the lower back doesn't hurt, then a high probability that the pregnancy will be fine.

If there is pain, it is better to do the surgery and to plan a pregnancy a year after surgery.