Hi. New here. 54 yr old female. Scheduled surgery for fusion of L3-S1 on 7-29-14. At pre-op visit got new x-Ray & CT scan. Office called and now want to change surgery from posterior to anterior/posterior fusion. I am freaking and do not know what to do. Have been on meds for about 7 years: OxyContin 20mg x 2, Oxycodone 10 mg x3 & Soma 2 x day. With meds, my pain level is usually at a 7-8 but I get thru my days. Just so tired of pain and taking meds
I know that anterior/posterior fusion makes back more stable but I have read that there may still be pain. Also will my recovery be so different?
If anyone can help I do appreciate it.
L5-S1 laminectomy 2001
Epidural inject, facet jt inject., etc, RFA (3)bi-lateral (2002-date)
7-29-14 scheduled l3-s1 fusion