What part of your spine has DDD and what are your symptoms? What treatment have you tried thus far?
Thank you for your question. Although without being able to examine you I can not offer you the specific advice on diagnosis and treatment that you need, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern.
Generally for back surgery suggested for warning symptoms that include loss of control of the bladder function, paralysis & spasticity of both the legs that you are experiencing now. If you are suffering continuous weakness and notice reduced strength of muscle bulk in legs, loss of control of bowel/bladder function, therefore an appointment with a neurologist right away to make a decision on this. Further referral to a physiotherapist for spinal exercises, use of back braces, surgical intervention (such as diskectomy), steroid injection in back and pain killers could be beneficial and may produce relief of symptoms. Urinary/bowel incontinence may be treated with methods like behavioral method (learning how to delay urination, going for the urination according to the clock rather than urgency, fluid & diet management), physical therapy (Kegel’s exercise-pelvic floor muscle strengthening, electrical stimulation) and certain medications can be recommended by your treating doctor to get some relief from your symptoms. Hope this helps. Take Care & Stay Healthy!!!