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Well I think I've had this slipped disc L5 for 10 years or more but it finally started to give me major pain and problems with my legs, I've been off work for 4 months, I was given an mri after phsyio failed.
December the 6th 2014 I was given an injection into the S1 nerve root, this gave me more pain for the first three weeks and then tailed off but left me with the original pain.
I went to the specialist Friday the 16/1/15 he has refereed me for an injection In to the disc itself
My question is that when he referred me he said that if it works they may operate, but if it doesn't then they definitely won't ?
My hernia is inward, so would they look at micro diskectomy ?
They have booked me in for the injection tomorrow 26/1/15 (must be a record for the nhs)
I'm worried about what happens next he mentioned about pain management which from what I understand is living with it doped up !
I'm taking 1500mg gabapentin and could do with more
Tramadol when needed
Cocodamol regulaly (but been on these for years due to plantar fasciitis)
I feel they just need to take the disc out and fuse it together but worried that it won't work and they won't do anything (I'd be half tempted on lying if it didn't just so they'd do something tbh)
So what could happen next after this jab if
1. It works
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