Would surgery be a good option in this case.
I am a 37 year old female who had 2 herniated discs 7 years ago that were free from pain after steroid epidural shots. Now,I have bilateral rear leg pain that can be in either leg at any given time along with lower back pain all the time. Some spasming. I would consider my pain at a level 5/6 mostly. I have been going to pain management and taking hydrocodone and flexeril for the pain/spasms. I got an epidural nerve root block done in June and ended up with a spinal headache for 11 days before they performed a blood patch. My report shows that I have diffuse disc bulging from L2 - L5, L4/L5 has posterior annular fissure, L5/S1 has bulging and bilateral facet arthropathy. Also has posterior central disc extrusion with minimal inferior migration. There is impingement of the descending left S1 nerve roots. There is no central canal stenosis or foraminal narrowing for any of the discs. If anyone has any ideas as to what they have been told for this in a similar situation please feel free to let me know as I am really wondering after reading so much on these boards. Thank you for all being so open in your posts. It really helps us out here just wondering.