I have had L4/L5 hemilaminectomy surgery about 25 years ago. I had been laid up in bed for two years prior to the surgery so my abdominal and back muscles were pretty much gone. I ended up in physical therapy three times a week for a year after the surgery, to actually get back on my feet and get rid of most of the pain. But I did it! And today I have some bouts of sciatica, but most of the time I am good. I use a TENS unit when my back "goes out", but most of the time my back behaves itself.
I write to you about this to give you hope. It can be done and not everybody has failed back surgery, OK?
By the way, welcome to the forum. We are glad you posted!!
Good luck to you and God bless you.
Let us know how things turn out won't you?
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