What happens to the disc if not taken out in a posterior fusion? MRIs and CT scans show my spine was fused in a collapse position and the disc not taken out.
The surgery never helped and after five years of working in really bad pain I hurt myself at work. I went to the doctor and got CT scans that show bones starting to grow where the disc was. Some doctors say that it turns into bone,and some doctors say that the disc never turns into bone and never fuses.
So my question again is, what happens to the collapsed and degenerated disc if not taken out, and the proper inter-body fusion was not done?