First time to a forum and first time to post. I'm having lateral lumber surgery (L4/L5) this Tuesday, May 5th. Naturally, I'm nervous as I've never had surgery before. I've heard this is a less invasive approach than other methods. Still, the thought of a four hour procedure and being put out for that long has me worried. I've had severe lower back, hip and left leg pain for about a year now. Anyone out there who has had this procedure. What was your experience? Did it relieve your pain? Post-operative condition? Did it help?
Thanks in advance.