Hello everyone. I just found these forums and been reading a lot of helpful information the few days. I have had 3 micro discectomys L5-S1 in the last 4 years. My third one was done in July and it's been a very difficult recovery. I'm going in for a facet block next week to see if it helps with the back pain. I have kind of been falling apart mentally after this last surgery due to the slow recovery and not being able to work or do things with my family. I'm only 35 years old and feel way older! I'm glad I found a place to chat.