I'm new to the site, but not to back pain. I'm 40 years old and been fighting for a long time. In 2002 I had microdiscectomy for L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1. Pre-surg, my right leg kept giving out. Almost fell a few times so had to use a cane. Surgery was great. NO MORE PAIN!! NO MORE CANE!!
Last few months, though, it's coming back. Now I have pain down both legs. MRI last week shows all three discs are herniated again. Anular tear in L4-5. I work in imaging center, so radiologist sat down with me to go over results. He's surprised I'm still standing, let alone walking.
Saw my DO this morning. Wants me to have epidurals. Problem is I have uncontrolled diabetes. Does anyone out there have any advise for me? Don't want surgery again if I don't have to. Also other medical issues that make me worry about surgery.