L-5 S-1 Discectomy Failed Back Syndrome
Hello, I'm new to this community. I'm a 53 year old male, a little overweight, life long athelete. I have had 2 cervial fusions dues to pretty brutal ruptures. The procedures eliminated my shoulder and arm pain. AND THEN IT GOT INTERESTING. I was found to have herniated discs at L-5, S-1. Neither injections for PT helped. So I followed 2 surgeons' advice and opted to go for the discectomy. Post op my pain level doubled. I'm only 2 weeks out and my surgeon says the only thing I can do is take the pain management route. Obviously I'm angry and scared. (I have two young children.) I'm still on the pain med and can barely get around on crutches. I'm worried about my career and potential future surgeries.
My question is this: should I wait a couple of months, get another MRI and proceed from there? Could a second surgery help?