I had an L4/L5 microdiscectomy on June 1st of this year and have just received confirmation after an MRI that my same disc has re-herniated. It's a broad based 7mm herniation and I am in the most pain I have ever been in.
Saw my doctor yesterday and he is very adamant that we should try 3 sets of epidural steroid shots to see if that can help before approaching the idea of another surgery. He said that after 1 micro discectomy you are at a 15% chance of Reherniation but after 2 microd's you are at a 35% change of having it reherniate a 3rd time. Basically If the shots don't help we would be going for a spinal fusion.
Just wondering if anyone had experienced reherniation after surgery and if the shots helped or if you needed further surgery to correct.
I am 32 and just trying to gain some knowledge on my options before moving forward.