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Had annular tear, nucleus leakage,lumbar spondylosis. Had lumbar facet rhizotomy. Explain

Hi. I had a grade 5 annular tear in L5 with nucleus leakage 5 years ago. I recently had my 3rd Lumbar Facet Rhizotomy . Diagnosis is Lumbar Spondylosis w/o myleopathy. I have SI pain which keeps being dismissed. I saw one neurosurgeon after an MRI 2 years ago. He said nothing could be done except for a fusion. Im a 43 yr old female. I did not want that and he did say I am too young. The pain physician I see has not offered any other treatment. I feel like they are just band aids . Im looking for some different answer/explanation. I tore the disc shoveling snow in Nov of 07. I saw a chiropractor who did decompression work on the disc. I have problems with the disc now slipping. Any advice would be appreciated!
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Since you have a persistent n spite of taking pain medicines regularly, surgery or the local steroid injections in the spine need to be considered. You can also get some muscle relaxants prescribed from your orthopedician for relief.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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