I have had lower back pain for many years and knew that I had a disc problem between L3/L4. A more recent MRI came back showing I had a significant disc bulge.
Pain consultant used a caudal block which was only partially successful.
GP sent me for a bone density scan for no particular reason - whoop-de-do - it came back showing osteoporosis in L4. Pain consultant will no longer treat me.
I am now making use of my OHs private health insurance to see a neurosurgeon, as surgery seems to be the only option left to me.
Have any of you had back surgery like this? How is it done? What's the recovery time? Ultimately was it worth it?