I have degenerative disc disease in my L5 S1 disc and my orthopedic surgeon is recommending a spinal fusion. I am in constant pain and need to figure out a solution but this is a big decision.
I am 33, extremely healthy, I still work out every single day as much as I can. Ride the bike at the gym, elliptical, light lifting, etc. My doctor says the fact that I am so healthy and take such good care of myself should make the recovery easier.
Id like to hear from anyone that has had an L5 S1 fusion or anyone that has considered it. Im most curious about the recovery but any additional info would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for any input.