Looking for some answers and am hopeful this forum will be helpful. In late September of 2012 I had laminectomy surgery L4/L5 which I felt was a tremendous success. I was almost 100% pain-free for the first time in many years. However, 3 months later I have blown that disc out again. The surgeon feels the same surgery would be problematic and is recommending a full fusion. I've tried researching the issue and am not finding significant information. I would appreciate it very much if someone could share their experiences/thoughts with me. My pain level is high and I feel I need to do something here soon, but I don't know enough about the fusion process/success rate to make a decision. I am an active adult male, 52 years old, in general good health. Thanks in advance for your feedback.