Hi, Recently injured lower back (ruptured L4-5) and had surgery to clean up disk debris 9/4/08. Pain level has returned, post-surgery, to a 9 consistently. New MRi shows nothing re-herniated. Have just had ESI procedure (several days ago) and pain is still 9. Can't sleep, am afradi of continued Steroid exposure, and can't function at employment while on Percocet and Vocodin. Can't handle the ongoing leg pain, weakness, numbness. I am male, had a been very active, great condition, 54 yrs young.
Has anbidy been thru this, similar situation. They cancelled my PT due to pain levels. What options do I have to look at?