Last year I had a L5/S1 microdiscectomy and after the surgery I was experiencing continued pain, even though it was far less severe than before the surgery. This year in August I had a L4/L5 microdiscetomy (as a result of the continued pain) and the pain has still not fully gone away. I had a post op MRI and my doctor told me that there was a buildup of fluid and that and ESI would help. I have gotten 4 ESI's in the past for disc herniation and they didn't provide any relief. I was wondering if anyone has had good or bad experiences getting an ESI for this and if it worked? I'm only 21 years old and for the past 3 years it has been problem after problem for me, so I really just want to know if there is an end in sight.