I am an ex college football player and overtime I herniated some discs L4 & L5, I had two micro disc surgeries which worked for a little while but then eventually completed ruptured both of them. I had a double fusion L4-L5 about 10 yrs ago and just found out I have severe spinal stenosis on L3-L4 and a rupture 1cm x 1cm L2-L3 and they say that it will need to be fused.
What am I in for? The pain comes and goes but is getting worse, I will eventually if I do the surgery have a 4 level fusion???
I am not sure how much this will affect my life style going forward? I am 34 yrs. old, very active and in pretty good shape, I run, lift weights, play basketball still. I also have a 10month old, 4 & 7 year old who are active and I want to make sure I can still do stuff with them.
I really did not notice many issue with the first 2 level fusion, but I am sure this will affect me some.