I am a 25 year old who has hearniated discs at L4-L5 and L5-S1 and I have degenerative changes at the facet joints at L3/L4. I have tried the conservative route including physical therapy and cortizone injections in the spine and I am now at a point where I am considering fusion surgery. I injured my back in MAY 2011 and the pain has only gotten worse and so has the pain and numbness in my legs. I am considering fusion surgery and I need some advice. My doctor told me I should try to speak to someone my age that has had the surgery and see what their outcome was but I don`t know anyone my age. Please help?