I have herniations and tears at the L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1 levels, slight scoliosis, arthritis and a fractured tailbone that is not healing. NS wants to do ALIF. I'm unsure of this surgery. I am 27 with two children 5 and 2. I go to school full-time. Lately I have been having a heavy feeling in my legs. Its a dull ache all over like it is in my muscles. I have experienced sciatic pain and numbness- but this is different. I haven't talked to NS about this because he passed me off to a PCP doc until "I'm ready for surgery" which is VERY unprofessional in my opinion. PCP took me off soma (said he doesnt believe in it) and minimized the pain meds. This is a big problem for me- but I'm making it through. PCP doc was suposed to get me in for a third round of PT and to try some ESI's, but its been over a month and I haven't heard from him.
Anyway, if anyone has had this pain before or has had an ALIF- OR has any helpful info it would be a BIG help! Thank you in advance!!