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Trying to decide if things are improving

I am trying to decide if things are any better. I had a microdiscectomy 2 1/2 yrs ago and now have a new herniation at the same level. L3-4. I have tried the conservative route as recommended by both a neurosurgeon and orthopedic surgeon for about 8 weeks now. I have had 2 epidurals that did nothing. My pain is horrible with standing but goes away when I am flat or sitting back at an angle. It seems like it is slightly better with sitting but I can't walk which I love to do. I am trying to decide if the pain will get better or if I should go ahead and have another microdiscectomy ! I don't want to have a long recovery from another surgery but I also want to be able to be active. Any others on this site have a similar situation and have improved after 8 weeks of waiting?
Thanks ,
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