I saw a neurosurgeon in 2001 and he was willing to do surgery then, but I wanted to try the more conservative route. I have used Soma, tons of Vicodin
, Lortab, Norco, Gabapentin, ( Neurontin
) Amiltripiline, LIdocaine patches, Physical therapy, A TENS Unit, Epidurals, SI joint Injections, Facet blocks, and other modalities. My last dr. wanted to do a morphine pump, try accupressure, or refer to surgery again, but workmans comp balked, but I was able to get my regular dr.