OK. So I have posted on here before, I am 22 years old and this past April I had a Microdisckecotmy at the L5 S1 level under false pretense that it would make me feel better and that I would be able to go back to work in six weeks? A month and a day later I was back on the same surgeons table being cut open a second time due to disc fragments on the right side and a bone spur? on the left. That was May 21. It has been almost four and a half months. I do feel a little better but not good by any means. In August I found out that I have a small 3mm re current disc herniation and my L5 S1 disc is now degenerative. I do active core/trunk strengthening every day and PT once or twice a week. So the Question I have to ask which I am in dispute with my parents about is - Was my second surgery a failure? I do believe it was, If it wasn't then I wouldn't have a re current disc herniation and a degenerative disc. Basically the only thing the surgery fixed was the CONSTANT right/hip pain. For that I had to compromise for constant back lumbar pain, 1-4 hours a day of mid thoracic pain, and at least one flair up of leg pain a day. I refuse to give the surgeon the benefit of the doubt and say that he did a successful surgery, if he had, I would feel better and be off heavy narcotics. What do you guys think?