Hello All, I am a 47 year old aircraft mechanic who had surgery a couple of years ago, the L4 to L5 and L5 to S1 fused together when both disc's were still in place but buldging from Dengerative disc desease. I thought it would all be good and get off the meds. I never got off the meds and my doctor kept taking X-rays and Ct scans, Mri's and what ever else. I think they were concentrating on the area where they operated. I went to another doctor, a neurosurgeon and he discovered that the L3 had totally turned and is crushing the nerve. I had him send everything back to my original surgeon and now I am scheduled for a second fusion on the 26th. My question is if anyone has ever heard of this happening before and posible causes and outlook of living a pain free life? He is going to fuse the L3 to the current fusion, remove the lower rods and decompress the area. Please help any body, I am scared!