Hello everybody and thank you for responding to my blogs. The information was very helpfull in comparison to what I'm dealing with. Still I don't have a clue what to do here. My lawyer called today and said that LNI has approved another Micro after they recieved my second Dr's opinion, which they sent me to. I really want to do it because I felt so good after the last one until the scar tissue started choking the nerve again.
After doing lot's of research online I now have a decent understanding of the spine and how it works, because these high class Dr's wont give me 5 minutes of their time. Lot's of people have scar tissue problems after spinal surgery, and I have no clue why the Dr. wants me to have another one when he isn't even sure if the disc protrusion is causing my problems. I would think that he would try more conserative measures like, Pain Management that I have never tried because they won't refer me there. I have done all the PT and injections with no relief.
Ultimately it's my decision and they want to know what I want to do tomorrow. It's really bumming me out because I have learned that my backs shot and it will be an ongoing battle for the rest of my life, and I'm 26 years old. I have managed to deal with this with no meds for 6 months so I think I'm going to say no on the surgery and try to wait it out a little while longer. I believe that I need to atleast try pain management before I do the surgery that doesn't have much of a success rate in the first place.
Anybody out there ever had a disc protrusion back off the nerve and heal all on its own because that's what I'm shooting for now I guess. Also anybody know of a good pain killer that's not an addictive narcotic that a Dr. might actually perscribe to me. Thanks for listening. Dane