Has anyone gone through fusion for spondy and found relief?
Been going through PT since Sep without any improvement, last day will be 2/20. The PT mentioned that she thought I should see an orthopedic doctor and consider fusion, since conservative treatment, shots, etc. have not reduced my pain (since last April).
I'm afraid to lose the activity level that I currently have, although the pain is affecting my work and leisure time. I don't have nerve damage, but the foraminal stenosis seems to be impinging on the nerve root.
Any thoughts on this are appreciated. I do have an appointment with a neurosurgeon next month and will be asking about this as an option.