Well I met with my surgeon today and we are looking at a fusion for L4 5 & L5 S1. I am only 33 years old and really worried. I have tried physical therapy, injections and a nerve block all leaving me still in pain. The nerve block worked somewhat for about 10 months. I want children so I feel now is the time to do this but really worry about the recovery. Also I have to decide if I want to do the surgery in through the abdomen or the back. Any thoughts or advice from those of you who have been there?