I had an L4-5 discectomy in May 2014. It has reherniated and now I'm going to have an L4-5 fusion in March 2015.
I would like to know what the fusion recovery is like compared to the discectomy. So, if you have had a discectomy, then had a fusion at the same site, could you let me know the difference please!
L5-S1 herniation. Both knee meniscus tear. L4-5 herniation - 2 x nerve block injections. L4-5 discectomy. L1-2 nerve block injection. L4-5 reherniation - TLIF fusion. 2016: L1-2 and L5-S1 retrolistheses and multiple facet joint degeneration.