My name is Megan. I'm 31 years old. I've already had 4 back surgeries. And scared right now that I may have a 5th. I just got an MRI done because I've been having leg pain for awhile. So when I got the MRI results back, dr told me that I have scar tissue building up on my nerves around my spinal cord. So he suggested that I do a steriod injections. We did one a couple of weeks ago....a trans-foraminal injection. Went back and pain is worse. So now he wants to do a caudal injection which has me freaking out. I'm schedule on monday.
But my question is the injection gonna be worth it? He said that surgery is an option to remove scar tissue but going in will just create more. So I'm lost. i can't take this pain anymore. It is really taking over my life. I know that I will end up having another surgery anyways.
So now I'm on a toss up. Do I do the injection and hope for the best or do I say no way and just go for the surgery?
Any advice would be greatful!