I had a microdiscectomy in 05/2013. I was pain free for about 6 months and then started hurting again. I have been seeing a pain management doctor who recommended I have a second opinion. The orthopedic surgeon I saw is recommending I have a ALIF in my L5-S1. I have degenarative disc disease, a hernia and arthritis in my lower back. I was wondering if people who have had the above surgery can give me some input on questions I can ask my surgeon or feedback on how long ago you had it and how you are feeling now? If you had the chance to do it over again would you?
Thank you in advance for your input
Im 30. Had micro diskecetomy on 05/09/13. I had a herniated disc at L5-S1 that after 6 months of different treatments I was only getting worse.