I have bulged disc at L5-S1. I have a two level fusion at L3-5. I am currently experiencing sciatica and low back pain. I have seen a NS and he wants me to totally blow the disc out before he does anything. My infectious disease doctor thought his recommendation of blowing it out was totally weird. My infectious disease doctor prescribed me some gabapentin. It work for a little while. I have had several surgeries with this particular NS. Should I seek another opinion for an NS or ortho surgeon? I have never sought another opinion before because I feel like I am going behind my current doctors back. I didn't know where to post this. Any advice would be helpful.
Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.