I’m needing some advise or insight. I have facet hypertrophic of the L5-S1 which is now severe. I also have it L4-L5 moderate, L4-L3 mild. I have nerve involvement down to my feet from this.
I have been dealing with this condition for 4 yrs. I have been going to pain management getting RFA every 6 months and now getting injections. 6 weeks ago was my last RFA an it didn’t work very well to say the least. I had an MRI done 10 days ago and my GP called today with the results. It in now severe on both side of the L5-S1 and he wants me to meet with a surgeon. The thought of getting surgery scares me but I don’t know how much more of the constant sciatica I can deal with. I’m scheduled for a steroid injection next Tuesday to see if it calms things down.
I guess my question is has anyone had the surgery and gotten relief?
My old life up until a couple of years ago was extremely active and now I can barely go grocery shopping. Driving is my enemy. I’m tired of the pain, and what I have heard is once you have surgery you are never out of pain.