I am headed to my second surgery (revision, discectomy l5/s1) next tuesday. I had a MRI last week to make sure there are no changes and my Drs nurse calls me. Said that the written report shows no evidence of a herniation. He said the report shows type 1 endplate degenerative changes and there is moderate disc space narrowing. He said basically I could be in pain for the next 30 years until my back fuses itself together.
is this right? I feel like I am just lost for words. I want the pain in my back to go away, without taking pain meds.