Almost exactly two years ago I had a microdiscectomy of the L5-S1. That disc has now completely collapsed and has been causing issues in both legs and back. The MRI a couple weeks ago also showed a severe herniated disc at L4-L5 compressing the nerve. So with a lot of discussion and soul searching with my wife I'm getting both levels fused.
I will keep updating everyone with I hope good results. I know this site tends to have bad but my fingers are crossed and I know I have a great a Dr.