Today was my appointment to go over my MRI for my back with my surgeon. The l4 and l5 are collapsed and bone on bone. There is a large osteophyte that is compressing the sciatic nerve, I have tried injections and physical therapy with no improvements. The doctor wants to do a fusion with cage,plate and rods. In the last year I have had 2 surgeries 8 months apart on my cervical spine both anterior and posterior with rods, plates and cage. Is there anyone here that has had both cervical fusion and lumbar fusion? If so how did it turn out? Im concerned about how I daily struggle with my neck after the surgeries and cant imagine how I would be with both areas of my spine fused. I have told my surgeon that I needed to think about this before I commit to the surgery,Is there anyone here who has had good results?