Looking for input! Had partial disc L5 surgery July 2008 after exhibiting classic herniation symptoms. Great recovery, but had stiffness. Now have developed back, butt, leg pain consistent with L5 much worse when walking. No reherniation on MRI, but scar tissue and 4/5 disc buldge. Walking is causing pain that feels like hip is locking up and now affecting front of groin at top of the thigh - sometimes radiates to front of the leg. Pain has improved a bit with some PT, but now I am being offered lyrica or neurontin - to which I said no. Pain is all over the map and never know what kind of day I will have. Frustrated and not sure what to do next. I walk a lot as I live in a city and own a large dog...so we walk, no matter what. What is going on with the hip/front of the thigh - SI??
Thank you for any advice or guidance.