Hi, I am back to see if anyone has failed diskectomy of L5-S1 that resulted in pain one day and tightness the next day. I have tried nerve blocks or epidurals 6 times; two different pain clinics and meds such as Ultram, Gabapentin, Zolpidem, and recently morphine. Nothing is helping to relieve the pain which worsens around 3PM-10PM. I have to take sleeping pill and muscle relaxers to get any sleep. The pain and tightness are both on the left side with the tightness painful from the butt thru the inside all the way up to my neck. It feels like being hung by a rope that tears the muscles. Only one of my doctors seem to believe this pain is real but all meds tried don't help much. After 13 years of I am about ready to try anything that will help!!!