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I injured my spine almost two years and MRI showed 3 herniated discs at L2, L3, and L4. In order to control the pain I have been taking Pregabalin 75 mg and Tramadol twice daily with occasional doeses of co-codamol and ibuprofen during an exacerbation. The pain is almost exclusively down my buttocks and into my legs and without medication I would be unable to cope. Due to the NHS waiting lists where I live I have only seen the surgeon twice in two years and he is now advocating microdiscectomy but from all I have read, it appears that after such a long time it is unlikely that a good result would be achieved with surgery. Has anyone else waited so long for surgery or does anyone have some advice? I dont know what to decide as although the pain is controlable by medication I understand I cannott remain on that indefinitely. Help!


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