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Next step is....?

Ok so- I have posted before about my post op troubles and am looking for others experience that may have been through something similar. Briefly, I am almost 9 months post op from a l4 l5 s1 360 fusion with hardware. Been in pt since month 3 with 1 month off from setback pain wise. Had ct and mri at 6 months that came back structurally ok and dr estimated I was 75 percent fused. Said pain was caused by scar tissue. Ordered 3 esi's and 3 facet joint injections. Well, after 5 of 6 injections leg pain is gone but lower back, hip and glute pain remain. Feels " mechanical" not like nerve pain. Intensity of pain is very random. Mobility is definitely still an issue. I am able to function but on a very limited, basic necessity level. Last visit, pa told me if ct at 1 year came back clean, that would basically be it. They will have done their job. After last injection they said there are other things they can try, but didnt elaborate. What may be next for me? I know there are no medical professionals here, just looking for others experience.
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