Hi Guys.. My question is.How many surgerys can you have.I have had 3 surgerys so far on my back at L4/5 Discetomy 96 05 and in 2007 ,I had no fusions or anything replaced when they took out the part of the dics that was pressing on the nerves.
Any way i had a MRI Scan last year which showed an Central disc bulge around L4/5/S1 which shows some unstable changes around my lower back. Now i have had a nerve root block last week ,maybe early days but not much has changed pain in still hard to cope with and taking regular medications.Im not due back to see my Pain practioner untill July and havent even see a consultant Should i ask to see a consultant im in the UK and dont have private health care ,so my care in on the NHS but waitng lists along and beacuse i am under the NHS for my treatment i feel that maybe i shouidnt ask.I just wonder if another operation maybe to replace the discs thats the problem or fusion.I dont want to keep going to hospital and keep having nerve blocks epidruarals,My legs feel like there getting weaker cant even move without my lower back hurting i just want to restart and live again.
Many thanks to who ever reads this.
Mother of 2 l4/5/SI Foot Drop and nerve damage.