Hello my name is Rich and I am 31yrs old. Below is a brief history of my low back issues. I’m looking for some advice from someone that had the fusion at the L5/S1 level which has been recommended for me.
I had lower back surgery a few years ago (L5/S1 -micordiscectomy) which helped a lot with my left leg pain and my lower back pain was always minimal. Last July I was in a car accident which resulted in severe low back pain. I cannot stand for more then 10-15 minutes without discomfort, and been getting very little sleep. I am not the same person I was before the accident. I’ve tried some back injections which are not helping. After seeing a chiro for 3 months he was done with me and since then I’m doing PT. My plan is to stick with PT for at least a year and see if I can get better but the pain is still there.
1. Are you happy with the surgery? Do you feel better?
2. Can you tell me if they used screws and a cage or just placed the cage without screws?
3. Did you try PT prior to your surgery and for how long if you did?
Thank you for your time and help.