I am 28 years old. My diagnosis is severe spinal stenosis with a herniated disc at l3. I have had a double fusion of s1 to l5 and l5 to l4. I have been in chronic pain since. They have said that I have failed back surgery syndrome. I have done every test to see if something else could be causing my pain. I had emg's done. The emg's have come back with horrid results. I have weakness in the left being greater then the right. I have had numerous mri's done. I am taking more medications then I know what to do with.
I went to see the neurosurgeon 2 months ago. He tried steriod injections. I some how managed to get one the severe side effects from it. I am taking pain medication to some what control part of the pain. I went back today to see if there is anything else to they can do to help and I am going to have a second surgery with a fusion of l4 to l3.
I was hoping if I could get some advice for people who have gone through with 3 disc fusion. And also wondering how much range of motion that I will lose. Thanks