I know i've posted a million questions already but....L-5 S-1 is being fused 9/20. I know that is very low in the spinal colum.I have low pain but i also have it a bit higher than that . I do not mean in the thoracic area, in the lumbar area but i just am concerned that the L5 isnt the only cause. I asked the surgeon about this and he said its hard to say. That its not like the "stomach"...if pain is coming from right side then they could say liver, or left side they'd say appendix..(as an example).....he said he would know or see more once he got inside my back....do u agree w/this?I ask cuz I'm afraid to have them operate and get no relief.