Re: fibrosis (scar tissue)
I had a laminectomy in June of 07 due to a work related injury where I herniated L5-S1 with a large piece of free floating disc. I was pain free for about three weeks post op but have been in pain ever since. They have tried epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, TENS unit, physical therapy, etc. without success. My problem is scar tissue and permanent nerve damage. They tell me there is nothing they do for this because more surgery may just leave me with more scar tissue and it may be worse than it is now. So I take Vicoden for pain. I have recently tried acupuncture which has given me some relief. Good luck to you and please post after you see the surgeon.....I'll be very interested to hear if he has a solution. Take care.