Not quite sure where to start. I don't want to get too detailed here as my story (along with many of those here, I'm sure) is very long and sad.
I am now 33 and had a discetomy on my L4,L5,S1 seven years ago at the tender age of 26. Due to many reasons, I did not have health insurance at the time. And after a very lengthy hospital stay, followed by the surgery, I experienced A LOT of resistence from my doctor and the facilities in getting any follow up care.
Without rehashing the past 7 years, I now have a doctor that believes my continuing chronic back pain is due to scar tissue hardening around my nerves. This brings me to your website here.
I came across this article: http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/back-surgery/scar-tissue-and-pain-after-back-surgery
I realize the article is about 10 years old and his prognosis, as I have been told by my current pain management doctor, isn't exactly optimistic. But I continue to [at times] try and stay hopeful.
I guess the reason I am writing this is I am wondering (hoping) if there have been any recent developments in treating this postop issue?
I have tried wydase (I believe that is what it was called) and was told it could help in softening the scar tissue. It didn't work and I was subsequently told that it generally doesn't work unless it is used early, after the surgery. It was 5 or 6 years after surgery when we tried it.
I am so sick of dealing with this pain and the depression. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas, I'd love to hear them.
Thank You and Take Care