I had a large disc herniation at L5, S1 and had a micro-discectemy in August 08 (about 7 months ago) after physical therapy and 3 spinal injections didnt help.
Ive just found out the the disc is re-herniated.
im having the all-too-familiar pain in the upper buttox, down the back of the thigh and calf, and in my foot again.
Im being advised to get another discetemy -same level. Im 35 years old and the Doc wants to steer clear of a fushion if possible.
Has anyone else had TWO same level discetemies? if so, what was the outcome?
was the recovery harder? do you know of any other options??
any advise ?
Thanks - Jenn