3 previous surgeries...what next?
Hi- newbie here but not new to back issues/surgeries. Have had 3 lami's (L3/4/5) over past 4 years- the most recent just 8 months ago. A few weeks ago the previous familiar pain in my leg started back up . Is weight- bearing so doesn't keep me awake but most days reaches the 7-8 pain region by mid-day. Managing by self medicating with drugs from previous bouts (Tramadol,Lortab) but am taking only enough to knock pain down a notch so that I can function/work. Heading back to neurosurgeon next week after MRI . He previously mentioned spinal stimulator if pain re-appeared but said I can't have any more surgery except fusion (which I want to avoid).
I guess this is FBSS per se - any other options for me from this description? BTW- age 55- good shape, cyclist , etc. Any thoughts and experiences would be appreciated. Thanks! James