I am interested in how many spineys who have had fusion surgery were informed by their surgeons of the risk to adjacent discs before your fusion.
Maybe there was not much risk because your discs were already flat (as in my case), but I would like to know if your surgeon brought up the topic, or not.
If he did and you were at risk, did you ask him to do the surgery anyway?
And, have you herniated adjacent discs since your fusion that can be attributed to the stress of the adjacent fusion?
2009 Foraminotomy C6-72010 PLIF L4-S1Multi RFA's, cervical inj, lumbar injLaminectomy L3-4 and fusion w/internal fixation T10-L4 July 17Fusion C2-C5 yet to be scheduled