i am on the waiting list to have this done, went hosp yesterday to talk about it,was told i would have bad pain for 6 weeks then up to a year i would feel great, after a year i would feel worse again ? does this sound right ?
i only have 1 disc that is degenerated, he told me its my choice but if i leave things as they are and i get more disc probs he will not operate. i also have a pars defect and they want to repair that at the same time, he said if they dont then because of the extra stress my spondylolisthesis could slip further, its a grade 1 at mo.
basically he told me i will never be pain free if i have the op or not.
very confused just want to hear that it will be worth having it done
thanks for any replies