I had a laminectomy from L2 through L5 and fusion with rods and screws L3 through L5. I am now in Physical therapy and my therapist says that if I continue riding my horse it will wear out the joint above the fusion. I am obese and afraid I will need future fusion of L2 also. My Doctor said before the surgery that I would be able to do whatever I wanted after 6 months. Has anyone else had the therapist discourage activities or had to have further surgeries?