I have tried to post this three times now. I have DDD, et. al. Did the steroid shots several times both back and facet joints. Did physical therapy. Visited the Chiropracter regularly. Went through the drug therapy (still using this option a bit). Now after several years of this am considering surgery for a fusion of L5-S1. Tests show all discs there are shot. I am very active and am not excited about this but feel like I am at my wits end. Would like to sleep and be able to sit down without the pain. My doc is leaving the decision with me. I had an ACDF last summer and that made such a world of difference. I am open to some thoughts or ideas!