Just as I thought I have severe DDD in my lower back. L3-4,L4-5, and L5-S1 are SEVERELY degenerated. The Dr was thinking decompression before the discogram, and now not so much. My discs are compressed to less than 15%of original height. So he couldn't fit the cannula in the disc for decompression. I also have severe arthritis in the facet joints and something else that I can't remember, I have to get a copy of the report.
So the Dr was thinking of doing facet injections in the mean time to help give me some relief. And he was also talking about a SCS. That, I am not too sure about.
I asked about any type of surgery, and he kind of scoffed at it. Now mind you, he is a PM Dr, not a surgeon. I feel I need to see a surgeon. I would like to try as many conservative treatments as possible before I talk about surgery or a SCS.
Do any of you have any suggestions?