Re: percutaneous discectomy/has anyone had it done or know about it
pt usually isn't helpful for tears.
has your ortho mentioned idet? it's controversial and not covered by insurance, but i did it last summer. haven't felt the tear since, and got to keep my disc (at least for now - everything's a wait-and-see with your back).
whatever you do, just make sure you trust your dr and that you make the choices that are best for you, not anyone else.
hope this helped...take care of yourself!
Sciatica Diag '01
L3-4 Tear Diag '03
SI Diag '04
Stenosis Diag '06
Bulging Disc L4-5 Diag '06
DDD L3-4 thru L5-S1 Diag '06