I was just wondering if anyone could help me. I have been suffering with back pain since the age of 15, i had surgery at aged 17 for a prolapsed disc, they took the bulging part of the disc away, now due to my condition i have been told i can have a PLIF as my bones have moved onto my nerves.
Although due to my age my surgeon is not keen on doing it, although it has been to the board of docters where they all agree i can have it done. I dont know what to do, its such a hard decision to make because if there are complications i will have so long to live with them, yet at the same time i do not want to live in pain of a life on painkillers. - There a so many horror storys yet it is supposed to be 70% effective.
I work full time yet i am almost constantly in pain with my back and leg, i cant sit of stand longer than half an hour without pain.
Arghh im so confused, can anyone please help me?