Maybe a little long but please read on and give me your thoughts.
I have suffered since i was 16 with lower back problems resulting in a 70% discectomy on left side of my L4L5 as had lost use of big toe and feeling in my left leg and was in constant pain anyway operation was succesful and recovered full function in my left leg and that was about 5 years ago. In the past 3 years my back has started to go again and was having moments when my left leg would disappear and my OH would catch me thank goodness ( especialy in the v expensive shop with breakable things ). didn't click at the time it was my back and ended up having MRI on my head which thankfuly showed nothing any way i digress. I had a bad back a month or so ago and asked for another MRI on my back and got the results back Yesterday. It shows that the L4 L5 has damgge and i have a nerve trapped which is causing the pain and lose of sensation, but what to do ? do i carry on and use my stick all the time or do i go to see the back surgeon and see what they suggest??? i'm scared to open that door as i have been under anesthetic 7 times already................................................????