Re: How Long Do I Wait for Back Surgery?
My ESI's worked for about a week each (I had two of them three weeks apart). As I was sitting on the table for the second one, the doc said it was time to refer me to a neurosurgeon. He said he normally only does three ESI's for a person, and after the second, you normally wait three to six months before the third. MY ESI's were in April and early May, I had the consult with the neurosurgeon on June 1, and an L5-S1 microdiscectomy on July 5. Long story, but I'm still having issues and will probably be having another surgery in September.
With what you've said in your post, I think you are right in seeking a surgical intervention at this point. Good luck and keep us posted.