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Home |  Patient Stories |  18 Year Old Receives Surgery for Herniated Disc: Sarah’s Story

18 Year Old Receives Surgery for Herniated Disc: Sarah’s Story

After dealing with severe sciatic pain down my left leg for about a month, I decided to visit Dr. Regan. He told me that I had classic symptoms of sciatica and suggested I get an MRI. My MRI revealed a herniated disc on L5. This was quite a shock to me because I was 18 years old at the time and it is more typical for a 40 year old. I still have no clue how I did this.

Dr. Regan was understanding and compassionate towards the whole situation and offered me three options upfront: live with it, physical therapy, or surgery. I opted for physical therapy. After a month of that being unsuccessful in relieving the excruciating pain I was in, I decided to get the surgery. After all the pain and crying myself to sleep every night, I was thrilled to have my surgery on July 26, 2016.

Dr. Regan told my parents afterward that he relieved a ton of pressure off my back. I would say that my recovery time was about three weeks. From that day on, I have been 100% pain free and could not be more thankful for that.

Saturday, October 19, IBJI's Bannockburn clinic will be closed for parking lot paving. Patients needing immediate care may visit the IBJI OrthoAccess clinic at 2401 Ravine Way in Glenview. Learn more.
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