I had a l5 s1 laminectomy/disectomy almost a year ago in august. I had relief right after i had the surgery but as the days went on the pain started to come back. I was being treated for si joint dysfunction and recieved si joint injections for the longest time and once i started seeing my rhuemetoid doctor he did an xray of the si joints and it turned out that there was nothing wrong with them at all. So now i am back to square one in trying to find out what is causing the pain. I am going to dry needling as well and it helps until i over do it. I still can not stand or walk for long periods of time and they told me that i was still having pain in the lumbar region and the periformis muscle. I dont think taht the pain management wants to help me anymore as they think that i should be better by now..
Any help would be greatly appreciated.