I had a lumbar laminectomy L5-S1 in December. Two months into my recovery I started to get pain in my right buttocks. It has gotten worse and worse, migrating down my leg. I might add that I went thru the surgery without any narcotic pain medicine and havent taken any since. So, I have a pretty good grip on my pain scale which is now at times at 9 or a 10. Being a 35 yr old otherwise healhy male, the pain is still almost more than I can take, I mean I could almost cry. Anyways... I went an had another MRI and it showed a "large amount of scar tissue surrounding the L5 nerve root." He basically told me that surgery was not an option and that I would have to try to manage my pain thru injections and narcotics. Have any of you had this problem or heard of scar tissue causing this much pain ? Does anyone know how to look at my MRI pic and point out the scar tissue ? I have been waiting to hear from the pain clinic for 3 weeks and still havent heard from them. I don't know how to stop this pain and it is so awful. I dont go anywhere or d anything. I am taking neurontin, stretching, walking, heat pad but nothing seems to consistantly help. It stays at 5 or so and spikes up to 9 at least 3 times a day. I am in Nashville... Thanks, sorry for the long post.