Hi there! I am new at this stuff and just probing for some information. I have degenerative disc disease, multiple bulging discs, spondolytheosis, which all have caused scoliosis. I am a 28 yrs. old have a husband and two children 3 and 5. I have been a Nursing assistant for ten years. Which doc told me I will never be able to do again. If I can even work again. So my back hurts ALL the time no matter what I do! I can't feel my right leg most days and have awful pain in my right hip. My doc has put me on tramadol 50mg x 2every 6 hours and am taking neurontin 1200 mg a day and have had 3 epidural/steroid shots in past month with a fourth in a week and half. My doc wants me to have alif surgery to fix l5 s1 any information to the surgery/recovery process anything would be appreciated. Thank you and god bless!