I had ruptured my L5-S1 disc in January 2014 in which the ruptured part broke off and was in the spinal canal smashing the nerve. Dr went in and removed this but left remaining disc in there cause he said it looked healthy but would be weak.
Well just had my 2nd surgery 6/2/14 on same disc that herniated and so he just trimmed it off and still left the remaining disc in there. I have numbness in my right leg with leg pain and back pain as well and now he is saying that I'm going to need a fusion. My question is for anyone that has had the fusion of the L5-S1 and has it helped? Did they put spacer in? I'm just really scared and stressing over this and need someone's opinion that has had it done. Thanks for any and all opinions.