Feeling pretty low and no doubt you've heard this sob story a million times before on these forums! Had a fall in march 2010 which prolapsed a disc l4-l5 had conservative treatments and ended up having a PLIF (edited to remove facility name) where they fused s1-l5 and l4-l5, in June 2011.
Pre op most of my symptoms were right leg related with cramps and sciatica post op now over two years ago I still have sciatic pains in right thigh at least 4 days a week and chronic lumbar pain feels like being stabbed in left lumbar region and spreads across my buttocks. Op was apparently a success and I'm mechanically good and all my pain is nerve related. Had a couple of denervations locally at pain clinic which last a couple of months take gabapentin and naproxen like there sweets and the surgeon says if its ever going to settle leave it alone ie stay away from denervations etc.
Prior to op I was active working as a fire fighter but now in the process of losing my job although thankfully covered by pension
Is there any hope or treatments I'm only 38??