I am 30 year OLD women....I live with chronic back pain, neck aches and stiffness, off and on numbness in my hands and feet, sleeping problems and lack of, and I am loaded on numerous nerve, pain and sleep medications. I am looking forward to having kids (sooner the better) and I have been seen by many different doctors and I have had many different opinions and I want to know what to do next? I was told to wait for surgery, and now I am being told to have it done right away. So my questions are; has anyone who has had fusion surgery, (L-5 S-1) and what would you recommend if I want children soon and want to get off the meds? Should I pursue the surgery now or should I wait? I would like to hear if anyone has had the fusion surgery and then had kids after with no problem, or if they did what type of problems did they experience? I was told I am not a candidate for disc-replacement surgery which I am highly disappointed about. If there is another option besides fusion or replacement I am very interested and I would love know and to hear about them?? Thank you for your time in reading my long post with lots on questions.
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