I had fusions in Feb and June of last year. In total I am fused L3 through L5. I have a MRI scheduled for Friday and NS surgeon appointment next week. I already know that L5-S1 is herniated, they rescanning it to see how much worse it has become. Since my last MRI I have developed severe sciatica, numbness, and weakness in my right leg. I am to the point where I cannot drive anymore. I do have some concerns though. How much more range of motion am I going to lose if I have L5-S1 fused? Will I eventually develop SI joint problems after adding L5-S1? I have of heard of people having SI problems after a L5-S1 fusion.
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.