In September my husband was changing his mothers tires and he felt a snap in his back. We went to the doctors that Monday and they gave him pain medicine, and a referal for a MRI, we went to see a spine specialist in Annapolis and he basically told us he wouldnt operate because he was too young, he was 29 at the time. He told us to go and have the epidural shots. After the shot, he was in more pain than ever. I forgot to tell you my husband was addicted to oxy's last year, so when the doctors were only giving him percocet and they dont understand why he was in so much pain still. We have gotten into huge arguments about telling the doctors the truth. We have a 1 year old and a 5 year old. He has not worked since september. On November 12th he had surgery to remove a portion of the herniated disc. It was simply amazing to see my husband play with our kids for the first time in 2 months. He went and had another MRI a month later. So he has one from before and after the surgery. He went to his doctor, who is a retired nurosurgeon, and he said did he even operate, the MRI's look the same. Well come to find out the surgeon didnt tell us that eventually the rest of the disc would hit his nerves again, from moving, it starts to slide out over time. So know once again he can not stand up straight. Last night I woke up and he was in the living room crying, I feel so bad for him. I made him an appointment with Dr. Specialal in Annapolis for Friday. My husband wants to go and do the fusion but after researching it all night, I dont know what to do. Its really causing problems in our marriage. I am just mentally exhausted. Please help!!!!!!