Just wanted some information of people who had any fusions done on their lower back and also any disc replacements. I have had two previous back operations when I was younger due to a benign cartilage tumor on my spine. 4 spinous processes have been removed.
Now my back got really bad, pain down my left leg and numbness. I had 3 opinions and the verdict is that I should have a fusion on L4 and L5 and maybe replace the disc on L3. The fusion is done from the back and the disc replacement is done from the front. As I already had two previous operations, my healing process on the back might take longer as the nerves are scarred already.
My question is; how is the mobility after recovery? And will the back feel stronger, less pain?
Thanks for anyone who can help with my decision.