My name is Lauren. I'm a 21 year old female and have been told that I have to have a spinal fusion due to a collapse around the disc space. He gave me options of what he could put in, but I don't know which would be best. He mentioned rods, cage, and bone graft. I have heard that people with rods lose full movement at that area. I don't want to have a stiff back for the rest of my life, so I'm iffy. I was just hoping for a few opinions on what would be the best method and maybe some questions I can bring up at my next appointment?