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I am scheduled for a 4 level posterolateral lumbar fusion (L2-S1) in 3 weeks. I would LOVE to hear from someone who has had this surgery. I have dealt with progressive chronic pain for about 10 years. My pain management doctor performed a discogram at the request of the orthopedic surgeon. The pain management doc had consistently recommended against surgery before he did the discogram. He was suggesting that I have a pain pump instead. After the discogram, he advised that I have the surgery as did the orthopedic surgeon. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, terried