Jimmy it sure sounds like you are getting a little desparate with your pain, if you have nerve root impingement and it is getting worse, surgery is about
the only thing that will actually give you some permanent relief. As long as the nerve root is being pressed on or pinched. ( impinged upon) pain meds might help a little, and steroids might relieve the inflamation, but the root cause is still going to be there untill it is surgerically fixed. I would be seriously thinking about
going back to your Doctor and tell him/her what you have told us! Get a new MRI done to see what is actually going in your back. If surgery is needed talk at length with the surgeon, learn all you can about
what the surgery would entail, and what the odds are, ( percentage) of relief you can expect to get! Then make an educated decision! There is one thing to always consider, is how much worse can it get with out the surgery? Not just pain wise, but loss of movement, (reflexes) permanent nerve damage. In some cases that can happen if not surgerically fixed. So see your doctor and find out, get a second or third oppinion if you need to, then weigh all the pros and cons ( past,present, and future) and then deside.
Good Luck to You!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!