I am a 35 year old mom of 2. I was hurt at work 3 years ago. I have herniated discs l4-s1 and bulging at l3 with an anular tear. After a lengthy battle I may be having surgery soon. An ALIF L4-L5, L5-S1,posterior spinal fusion at L4-S1 with I/A, and lumbar discectomy L4-5 L5-S1. I am really getting scared. Wondering if its really worth it. I know recovery is not going to be a picnic, but I am hoping the end result is feeling better than I do now. That's what I am clinging to. It has to get better. Thanks for listening!!!
injury 12/29/09. L2 henamgioma L3-S1 desiccation protrusion narrowing, L5-S1 nerve rood displaces, L4-5 annular tear DDD L5-S1. surgery 4/24/12