Feb 5th was my one year anniversary from 2 level TLIF L4-S1 fusion surgery. I'm glad I did it due to all the pain I suffered for 7 years leading up to surgery. I felt 100% better up until Thanksgiving then started having some discomfort in my lower back again but not like before. Went to my Dr. in January and he said my pain was probably from my L3-L4 disc which showed to be Degenerative when I had surgery but I had no pain coming from that disc on my Discogram prior to surgery. I had my first injection yesterday in over a year and I hope that knocks the pain out for awhile. Not looking forward to taking pain meds again. I have been back on them for the last six weeks and now hope to wean back off them since the injection. The problems never go away for good but I can say they have been alot better.