My son (he is 29) had L4/L5 discectomy 3 months ago (his third redo), and is still having severe pain, though not radiating down his legs as before. He has told his NS about his pain, but his NS basically just says he isn't sure what is causing it, but is certain it isn't another herniation and basically tells him to live with it. My son has requested another MRI, but the NS said that his pain symptoms don't warrant another MRI from him. He has referred him to Pain Management.....
He has sharp pains with movement, and just very bad pain in general. His walk is different, and he moves like an elderly person.
It sounds to me (after doing research on the internet), that it may be a scar tissue problem. If it is, can it be treated successfully?
He is unable to work (and he desperately wants to!); and with his back the way it is, who would hire him??? I feel so badly for him; is there any hope??