Hello good people. I am getting a surgery done on April 15th and was wondering if someone can share with me success or failure of such a procedure. I tried to find a thread similar to mine with no luck. I have no disc between l4-l5 and will be getting whatever disc is hanging there removed and replacing it with two what looked like blue plastic discs. The doctor says that once I get these two discs put in place to create a space in my vertebrae which I am now missing, bone will grow around it and fuse the back together in that location. I was in so much pain that day, I could barely walk, and I did not listen to the terms he was giving me. I am just grateful there may be an end to the pain, hopefully. He says they will be kept in place with some screws. I have no pain down my leg, but I cannot stand erect. I walk and stand hunched over and have for the past 5 months. I get jolts of pain when I move wrong in my back that feel like am getting stabbed in the location of pain. So bad, it debilitates me to where I cannot walk or stand. I wish I paid more attention when I was in the doctors office, but all I heard was, lets fix this. I had two pain relieving injections in my back that did not do anything, I really do not want to get surgery, but my life has ended pretty much since this problem started happening over 2 years ago and getting progressively worse. Doctor says it is not a very invasive surgery and will only go from the back area with an incision or two. Is anybody familiar with my jibberish, or has anybody had anything similar to this? Good bad? Do you think I could be back to work in 4-6 weeks? I am currently working now as well, in much pain though. I do not take medications because I work around a lot of heavy equipment. Thank you all for any help or advice you can give me.