I had an ALIF 2 level (L3-4, L4-5) but I still have L1-2, L2-3 with tears and bone spurs,hip pain from bursitis?, causing miserable pain....what ,if anything can be done about tears? Anybody have any info regarding this? Originally, my surgeon said that a 3 or 4 level fusion wasn't an option. (not that I would want one)He said I'm too old for disk replacement (I'm 49) He didn't mention any other treatment. I see him in September...(I wasn't scheduled to see him til January!) but am hurting too bad to wait. I want him to get some kind of pain management going( if there's nothing else I can do) as I want to go back to work this fall/winter. Need the moolah!