Before you do anything, find a neurosurgeon who uses the Nuvasive technique. Go to www.nuvasive.com
to find a surgeon in your area. Lots of surgeons have impressive resumes, but your first surgery should not have failed...at all.
My neurosurgeon, Dr. David Segal, performed a Nuvasive surgery called ILif to correct spinal stenosis, degenerative arthritis and a bad disc. He remodeled the bones allowing room for my spinal cord, fused L3-L4 and L4-L5 and fixed the disc. It's a much less invasive surgery than a laminectomy. I was in the hospital on two days, and it was a major surgery. I was walking just a few hours after surgery and now, six weeks later, I feel great. I have a scar about 3 inches long and absolutely no pain!
Don't settle for a laminectomy...find a neurosurgeon through the Nuvasive website. People need to know that back surgery and fusion isn't the horrible surgery that it used to be.
Good luck, and hope to hear from you soon.
P.S. "StarsFlashGordon" is the name of my Warm Blood bay gelding.