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second surgery... discectomy or fusion???
I'm new, I've been reading posts and getting info from this site for months, but never posted anything...
I had L5-S1 discectomy on May 24. Was feeling great for 5 weeks, then started having sciatica pain again. Had another MRI and it is re-herniated.
I guess my question is... Would you get another discectomy, or go for the fusion? My surgeon told me that it's my choice, he has no preference. L3/L4 and L4/5 are also worn with slight tears... I am worried that the fusion will put more stress on those discs... but I am also worried that the discectomy won't work again....
Thanks for any advise or input!