I am a 56 year old male whose had 2 microdiscectomies and am now feeling sciatica symptoms again which means reherniation. I've done my best to avoid all of the things that cause it but to no avail. At this point I'm feeling extremely down and depressed about the whole thing. I know I can try the steroids, the pain relievers and the injections but they never seem to completely alleviate the pain.
The doctor has mentioned "bolting" the disks to prevent another herniation.
Has anyone out there shared similar circumstances?
Is there a possibility of a happy ending here?