Hello! In March I was injured at work when I fell. I had some x-rays which showed the pars fracture at the L5 and bone bruising in the hip. Well, it's been a battle ever since. Instead of feeling better over time, I've felt worse. I've had 2 months of PT at the beginning, referred to a Pain Management doctor where I've had nerve ablation and other assorted injections. I get some sciatica, shooting pains, difficulty walking up stairs, getting up from a sitting position, and I walk with a limp. I'm 31, and I was in good shape before my accident. I am not too keen on doing any more injections, the steroids give me lovely hot flashes and my menstrual cycles are so heavy they last for about 2 weeks at a time and makes it very uncomfortable to even stand, as I get clots lol.
It's just a very uncomfortable position to be in, to go from being healthy to a walking disaster. It's been 7 months, how long would be a reasonable time before I started considering other options? Are there any suitable surgical options for these types of injuries? My quality of life has changed so drastically I just want to improve. It feels like all we are doing at this point is covering up the underlying reasons I am having pain.