Hello, I am from Illinois and my wife is having serious back problems and I am not sure what to do. We have been to the doctor many times and she has had 2 or 3 surgeries already. One was to remove a ruptured disc (which he did not remove all of and left a herniated disc below it), and she was told she had Degenerative Disk Disease and the doctor fused her back by putting 2 18" rods going from the base of her spine, up. She had an MRI and yesterday she was told that she crushed a disk in her back (apparantly where it was fused) which no one knows how this happened. From the top of the fused part, up, she cannot stand up straight and they told her she will have to get the rest of it fused or she will be hunched over permanantly. Now she is having trouble walking for more then 15 minutes. One of here doctors tried to get her into a doctor in Indianapolis but he said he will not see her because she has had too many surgeries. I am lost and I do not know what to do. I support her in everyway I can but I do not think the fusions are helping and she says they make the pain worse. Thank you for your time and any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.