42 and had enough. L5 no disk left.....had shots....chiro, PT, acupuncture..all no help. living with this for 15 years...in constant pain.
id like to hear from some people who dealt with the same and had success with surgery.
i have consulted a few surgeons already....and not feeling warm and fuzzy about any of them. I found it interesting that some go old school though the back and some new school through the front. some still use fusion and some use fake disks......i know the pros and cons of all options.....im past all theory and discussion....its time......just want a positive reference adn real world positive results.
im 42 and physically fit and very active......weight lifter (yes ive cut down a lot on the weight....if i stop i feel worse) so need to get back full force.....i want full functionality and strength after its done....i want more than just to get out of this pain.
much appreciated, in advance!