My husband had a hemilaminectomy in january of 08 and and a laminectomy in July. My husband has worse pain than before He is on 175 mcg of fentanyl pain patch and still in pain. The doctor wants him to have a pain pump or stimulator putin. He did not request an mri after the second surgery. Each time after surgery my husband had relief for several months and then pain started out of the blue. We requested an mri from his primary doctor and it now reveals a disc bulge above L5 and compression of thecal disc.
Can anyone give any insight into this?