My name is James and have been fighting back pain for many years now. Been through the epidural injections, chiropractors and a few other treatments. Got my latest MRI done last month and now the doctor has put me in for fusion surgery of L-5. I have Degenerative Disk disease as well as what they call a pars defect. My L-5 vertebrate has shifted a lot now which is pinching my nerves to my legs and spinal cord. So as all know what type pain that is. I found your site wanting to talk to others about this type surgery and how I'm wondering as well scared will this help with pain and agony or make it worse. With 4 new grand kids in the last 2 years and being a active fisherman. Will I still be able to play the grandpa and take them fishing or be kept down from this type surgery. Glad I found this site and joined and will be reading all the forums and asking help at times. As I try to cope and figure out my next step.
Thanks all for your help and encouraging words.