So I saw my surgeon again today, I've had 3 previous surgeries at L4/L5/S1 and have another scheduled in a week. Anyway he said that there is a good chance that the nerve is scarred, not that there is scar tissue encasing the nerve but that the nerve itself is scarred. On my last myleogram with contrast is when he noticed it. He said that if this is the case that besides pain management there is no treatment and that I would have to live with the sciatica which at this time is the worse it's ever been I'm having trouble even putting weight on my left foot. Just curious if anyone else was or is in the same boat. Thanks.
Microdiscectomy/Laminectomy/Foraminalectoy L4/L5/S1 Oct 2009, Mar 2012
Laminectomy L4/L5/S1 Dec 2009, Oct 2012, Dec 2012
Microdiscectomy and Synovial Cyst removal Feb 2013
St Jude Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted January 2014