Hi i am female 29years old and obese (285lbs) and i am feeling this pain for almost 3 years, I had epidural steroid injection twice and now i back with pain, pain killers like oxynorm/oxycontin not working anymore even gabapantin. Tried all the pain kollers, accupuncture and conservative treatment but i'm still in pain. Now my doctor asked me to get an MRI and the result is...
Severe spinal canal narrowing are seen at l3-4, l4-5 and l5-s1
He plans to do a spine fusion surgery to me but i am SOOO afraid, since i am obese the complications are doubled. Can someone please advies or help me on what to do to avoid surgery and pain?
I have never been to a surgery before thats why i need your opinions. Thanks so much