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First of all, I am soooo sorry you are going through all of this. I want to share my story with you so that it might give you some hope.

Two months after I gave birth to my son, I started having back problems. I was not as young as you, but I was "only"31. I was given the run around that all new moms have bad backs and was put into physical therapy. Then when my son was 9 months, I became pregnant again. Very early into the pregnancy my lower back was hurting. Then at about 13 weeks the pain started radiating down my buttock and right leg. Again, was given the run around saying it was sciatic pain from the pregnancy. Then when I was 18 weeks pregnant, I was in sooo much pain that I could not even sleep. I was crying in agony all day long. I could not care for my son. My OB sent me to an Orthopedic Surgeon who gave me vicodin for my pain and ordered an MRI. Yes, I had am MRI while I was 19 weeks pregnant. It showed I had a large herniated disc at L5-S1. It was Christmas Eve and the Ortho sent me straight to the Emergency Room to have surgery the next day. YES....I had a microdiscetomy when I was 19 weeks pregnant. I was put on a morphine pump for pain and was put under general anesthesia. All of this was done with the guidance of my OB. They told me the baby was developed enough, but I wasn't too far along to worry about pre-term labor. The night of the surgery, I walked out of hte hospital completely pain free. I went on to deliver a healthy full term baby girl.

Unfortunately, I have really bad discs and my disc herniated again a year later, but I was relatively pain free for that year. I truely believe having surgery while I was pregnant was the only thing I could have done for myself, my son, and my baby.

If you have ANY questions, please feel free to ask. I know how scarey it is to be pregnant, have little ones to take care of and be in so much pain.
[QUOTE=10sox;3680599]First of all, I am soooo sorry you are going through all of this. I want to share my story with you so that it might give you some hope.

Two months after I gave birth to my son, I started having back problems. I was not as young as you, but I was "only"31. I was given the run around that all new moms have bad backs and was put into physical therapy. Then when my son was 9 months, I became pregnant again. Very early into the pregnancy my lower back was hurting. Then at about 13 weeks the pain started radiating down my buttock and right leg. Again, was given the run around saying it was sciatic pain from the pregnancy. Then when I was 18 weeks pregnant, I was in sooo much pain that I could not even sleep. I was crying in agony all day long. I could not care for my son. My OB sent me to an Orthopedic Surgeon who gave me vicodin for my pain and ordered an MRI. Yes, I had am MRI while I was 19 weeks pregnant. It showed I had a large herniated disc at L5-S1. It was Christmas Eve and the Ortho sent me straight to the Emergency Room to have surgery the next day. YES....I had a microdiscetomy when I was 19 weeks pregnant. I was put on a morphine pump for pain and was put under general anesthesia. All of this was done with the guidance of my OB. They told me the baby was developed enough, but I wasn't too far along to worry about pre-term labor. The night of the surgery, I walked out of hte hospital completely pain free. I went on to deliver a healthy full term baby girl.

Unfortunately, I have really bad discs and my disc herniated again a year later, but I was relatively pain free for that year. I truely believe having surgery while I was pregnant was the only thing I could have done for myself, my son, and my baby.

If you have ANY questions, please feel free to ask. I know how scarey it is to be pregnant, have little ones to take care of and be in so much pain.
Thank you for caring! I feel so alone inthis. I hate complaining but it hurts sooooo bad. My hubby is getting sick of hearing it, my boys don't understand why I'm "grumpy and don't feel good" And my Dr just doest seem to care. She just thinks im too young to be in this much pain and how the heck does she knowhow I feel?!?! Gosh I am so sick of feeling like this. I just don't know what to do. Thankyou ad everyone else for the support and help you have provided to me. I really do appreciate it!
God Bless,
Leila