I am having an MRI today to see how badly my L5-S1 disc is ruptured. It was herniated on a previous MRI from this year, but it was to small to fuse. I have two fusions this year. I am fused from L3-L5. I read on many different sites about the L5-S1 fusion hurting worse. I am really worried about this if I have to be fused in this area. Any advice or experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.