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Jan 3, 2018 · Spine Fusion options L5 S1 in Spine Health

I have not looked into stem cells but in the end I would never be able to afford them. I was initially hurt playing football in high school and took a wrong hit and had issues from that day on. I have tried pretty much everything available but another surgery.

Jan 2, 2018 · Spine Fusion options L5 S1 in Spine Health

So I am looking for some direction. I literally live in pain everyday. I am a 29 year old male. I have had 2. L5-S1 back surgeries. The first was in high school where they did a partial discectomy with a lamenectomy. The second was in 2011 where a different doctor did another partial discectomy. I have had a few consults since then but am very nervous about my options. I have had another MRI and reads that I have two more small buldges on that level and that the level is compressing with lots of scar tissue. I am taking Percocet every 3 hours (10-325)just to function through the day. I cant even hardly walk with out them. The consensus I keep getting from a few doctors are saying they don’t want to fuse that level due to stress on levels above and below it and having more issues within 5 years. I have tried injections, therapy, massages, tens units, pretty much if it’s out there I’ve tried it. One doctor even said to try another discectomy, which I thought was crazy. I really need some help from people that truly care about my well being. Please help and give me some direction from the best doctors available! I am struggling!!!!