I had a cyst grow on the nerve root between L4 & L5 after a fall. I went to a neurosurgeon at my drs insistance for the surgery since the cord was involved. It's been 5 yrs and I never got better. My surgery was classified as a failure and scar tissue had taken the place of the cyst, still causing all the same bi-lateral problems that were present before the surgery. Has anyone heard about any current procedures for removing scar tissue? I practise yoga and meditation, see a chiropractor, take anti depressants and neurontin for the nerve pain but I'm allergic to opiate pain meds so I'm limited in what I can do.