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Greetings: What are the surgical and/or non-surgical options

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Greetings:
What are the surgical and/or non-surgical options that would guarantee me (A 5 Level Spine Damage Patient) a pain free life without pain medication?
Details:
I have 2 herniated discs (L2, L3) and 3 cracked discs (L4, L5, S1). Pain Management (Exercise and Narcotics) has been the treatment to live without excruciating pain (Pain Level 7-8 without medication). I read about, and my family shares, various "alternative" methods to live pain free without narcotics. Given the severity of my injury (2 herniated / 3 cracked) are there truly viable options? Im open to ALL possibilities foreign and domestic and if possible include estimated cost and if insurance would even cover it.
I look forward to your answers.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

Hello

In fact there is no guaranteed method.

Do you have your MRI report that you can type in?