I am 17 days post op from a lumbar laminectomy/discectomy L4/5. It didn't work, and the pain is worse. I had another MRI with contrast dye and sure enough, the bulge is worse. I have lost some feeling and use of my left foot and leg, so he wants the ALIF done as soon as possible. We wants me to have a disc inflation test done first, to make sure he doesn't miss any of the surrounding areas that may need to be fused as well. I'm waiting for the pain management specialist to call me to set up the appointment. All my ns told me was that it is VERY painful. I was in such a daze in the office, I didn't think to ask anything about it; I just nodded my head. My husband said it was disc inflation or something like that. My doctor's office is closed and I would like to research this before Monday. I can't find any info on it anywhere. If anyone knows what this is, PLEASE give me details. I'm a little freaked out about it.