Hello everyone, my name is Richard(23yr old male) and I've been suffering from debilitating low back pain and sciatica for a long while and can't seem to get rid of it. I've had double back surgeries in an effort to take it away, but I just can't seem to get past it. I went to a couple of surgeons, both of which thought I should have a fusion surgery, which scared me badly. So I got another opinion from what I consider the best surgeon at the UK Hospital. He told me that 90% of men didn't need a fusion, that I had a major problem and he thought I should undergo a minimally invasive microdiscectomy, in which I did. After the surgery I had a few complications,but after a week I felt better. On the negative end, 2 weeks later I had an onset of severe pain shooting down my leg and felt as if my foot were going to explode. I got an emergency appointment and the MRI showed a reherniation. He told me we could do a revision and that it would be just as favorable as the last, but the chance of reherniation would be greater. When he got in there he noticed that the vertebra had settled down and smushed the disc out onto the nerves again and that some type of bones were also on my nerves, so he did a laminectomy and discectomy. I was in the hospital for one day and have been in constant pain since. My low back pain has gotten worse and so has my leg pain. I had a follow up with his PA and he thinks my pain is coming from the trauma that happened during surgery. He said the Doctor told him that there wasn't much disc left in there and that I may be having disc pain, but hopefully it was just inflammation type pain and not a reherniation. He says if the pain isn't gone by next appointment we would talk about a fusion surgery. At this point I am willing to go through with the extensive surgery because from my standpoint the benefits outweigh the risks. If anyone has any advice on this matter, or has had these same symptoms after these surgeries I would greatly appreciate your feedback. Thank you all!