Soo... I'm new to this forum, so I'm not exactly sure where to go for these questions, so I hope I've found the right place. I haven't gotten a consultation yet, that'll happen next week, but I've been told by two doctors already that spinal fusion is the best option for my spine.
As my condition has been described to me, I have asymmetrical facets in my L5 and S1 vertebrae. There is some bulging in my L4 and L3. My L5 has fallen into the S1 and is tearing away the disc between it.
So I guess my major questions are:
- How dangerous is the spinal fusion procedure?
- After the procedure, how many days might I have to stay in the hospital?
- How many weeks/months will I be unable to work?
- Are there any concerns that I am not aware of that I should be prepared for?