hello, ive had 2 private microdiscectiomies through the same scar in 2007 and 2008 which also found a piece of bone in my sciatic nerve. I have had a few episodes of back pain lasting a few weeks since then but after a while they improve and I normal again.Im a cook so very active. My last was at the end of oct 2011, but since xmas I have suffered from severe nerve pain ,no back pain except on the scar area,which the gp cant answer but gives me pain killers and now amitriptyline which I think helps. Going back to my private hospital tomorrow but a different surgeon as cant carry on like this. I have been previously told I have degenertive disc disease and will need a fusion if this happens again which it has now. Does this seem the right thing to do?