Had a Laminectomy in 1985 L5 S1, then in 2004, had a traditional fusion on L4/L5.
I now have a herniated disc L3/L4 above the fusion. My Ortho surgeon has said that he will give me PT and pain meds when I request,but the next time he goes in to do surgery to correct my situation...HE will fuse the entire Lumbar section since my back is degenerating.
I am NOT wanting this and wonder if MY current herniated disk could be fixed with AxiaLIF?
I have some curvature in my spine in the Thorasic area,and spinal stenosis in my Lumbar area.
Anyone here have a similar situation,and can shed light on how I should proceed?
I have right leg nerve pain that varies from 3 to 8 out of 10. Standing for more than 15 minutes is about my limit. My right knee is numb, and lower back aches most of the time.
Drugs such as tramadol and vicodin help me get through the day.