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I'm experiencing severe nerve pain from my low back down

I'm experiencing severe nerve pain from my low back down my left leg into my foot. I've had an MRI and an x-ray on my back a couple of weeks ago and saw a spinal surgeon and he reported that I didn't need surgery and there's nothing more he can do for me. I can't live with this pain down my leg now that it's gotten so severe. A little history - I had a bulging disk in 2011 and had back surgery then and the symptoms were all on my right side. In the last 3 years the pain in my low back has gotten bad again to where I am today. I need any advice as to whom I should seek treatment from.
Sat, 12 May 2018
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