Iv'e just had my 2nd MRI revealing severe degeneration in L5 S1 caused by slipped disk 3 years ago. I've been doing physio with a great therapist for 7 months, (as opposed to the awful numerous other physiotherapists for the previous years) core strengthening, swimming (though too agrivating recently) and walking which I believe has kept me from doing too much damage to the vertabrae but I'm not improving, in fact, I believe if I don't have surgical intervention my condition will deteriorate as it's becoming increasingly more difficult to do any of the exercises that keep me limber enough to function.
My question is has anyone had disc surgryt in same area and how has it effected you? I would LOVE to avoid fusion. Im 32 btw, and am now affectionately know by my friends as "Grandma"
Cathy, dublin, ireland