7+ Year Member
- Jul 26, 2010
- Attending Physician
A 59 year old male was referred by neurosurgery for evaluation for interventional therapies. He has left-sided low back pain and right sided radicular pain. He had a L4-5 diskectomy in 1973 and a redo of the surgery in 1985. He has seen 3 different surgeons regarding his pain and has had two different suggestions. He was offered surgery by one surgeon (who apparently quit his job) and two others suggested pain injections (prior to any surgery) to see if this could cover his pain. He states everyone is afraid to touch it. The images are included. It appears that there is communication with the CSF.
Other than surgery, unsure if anything will really help.