Hello Fellow Spineys. Went to my Orthopaedist to go over my discogram results and (no suprise) I am in pretty bad shape. Six years ago I had L2-L4 fused, with hardware. Now L4-S1 is shot and I need another fusion. I also have cervical Kyphosis and C3-C7 is basically shot, but I digress....My question is to any of you who have had had a fusion, then need another next to it, how did you do? How was your recovery? Did you have to wear a brace?
I am getting a second opinion, but I totally trust my surgeon. He wants to do an ALIF with PEEK implants. I don't want to have him go through the back like last time. I am 43 years old and have 2 girls, ages 4 and 7. The recovery scares me more than the surgery! Thanks for any input.