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I am in the UK and my wife has the option of a Discectomy.
She is very worried about the possibility of it not working and leaving her permenantly bed ridden. She has already undertaken various injection which haven't helped at all and this is probably her last chance to help improve her Sciatic pain.
The question she would like answering is whether the Discectomy would help after 7 years with problems in the L5/S1 area ?
She appreciates it will not have the same result as someone who has been in this position up to 2 years, but woulld like feedback if possible
Also whether her back pain which is minimal would increase considerably?