And four lumbar disks have tears in them!
The surgeon also needed two control or normal disks for possible fusion, so that meant a total of six disks were tested!!!
I will give credit to the doctor doing the test, for the many injections that i have had, he was as gentle as he could be, and stopped as soon as he either saw the tear, or i reported the pain. but, with all of the scarring from the surgeries, and how tense and guarded our muscles get protecting our spines, it was one of the most painful things i have ever done.
now the wait to see what the surgeon will do with this information....4 level fusion, or ??????
--now day 2, and i must say that the pain is comparable to that of surgery! I am SO glad they sent me home with pain killers and muscle relaxers!
my goal is not to frighten anyone with this, but only to inform.
thanks to all for your support!