Has anyone had success with their 2nd microD and not had to have a fusion in the future? I am 26 and herniated my L5 S1 last summer and had a microD. Well, 9 months later, here I am again. Same disc...different side than before though. (Not sure if that is good..bad...or what). To be honest though, I went back to living normal life and lifting heavy weights again.
I most recently hurt it lifting boxes for a yard sale. Of course, my neurosurgeon says there are no guarantees with this one and fusion would be my only option should it happen again. I"m scared to death of having a fusion, especially at how young I am! He gave me that option this go around, but I just don't know if I am ready for that! I hope I am making the right decision to try a microD again. Surgery is scheduled for next Tuesday.
I've done a lot of reading on here but can't seem to find anyone who has had permanent success with their 2nd microD.
Are you out there? I hope so!!
Scared and confused