If steroid helps may have a second or even a third 1-2 weed apart limit to avoid steroid bad effects.
Surgery when it works is good but the wrong procedure at the wrong level leads to more pain and more surgery. The second third or.....Tenth-surger is never as good as the first or no surgery plus highfailure rates .Site specific steroid and or epidural
lysis of adhesions
reduce need for surg.