I have 3 hernias 4 protrusions, all in my spine. 2 hernias size of 4.8-6.0mm one in the L5-S1 and one in L4-L5. One hernia in the C1 region of the neck and a couple of 2mm protrusions here and there.
At the peak of my disability I couldn't put socks on without help. Couldn't do **** basically. The doctor told not to lift anything heavier than my genitals. Even then he said have some one do it for you.
So the background of my condition is due to military service and sports, I was offered a surgery but the doc kept it real and told me that spinal hernias have a 50% chance of re appearing, and there is a chance of nerve damage from the surgery. Basically I wa talked out o getting cut up. I went to a specialized therapeutical hospital where there is no surgical methods at all. They literally are the only ones specialized in hernias. In 21 days I was back to normal. And I only payed 30000 rubles or $980. 21 days of a grade hospitalization with 3 time meals and great ecology.