I had to post as I have been thru hell and thought my life was over.
I had been struck in 2013 with dibilitateing groin and testiclular pain accompanied by left and right leg pain.
After many doctors an MRI reveal ever I had squashed discs s-1 thru l-3.
I tried VAX -d 'epidural and chiro therapy for a year,finally gave in and had fusion s-1 to l_3.done in Jan 2014!
2 months later and I'm feeling a great deal better.as the swelling goes down the pain dissapears.
I realize I have a lot of healing to do,but I wanted to post some positive news for others with lumbar DDD.
I'm 50 years old and just got my life back,yes I must be careful,save the remaining discs and do things differently.
It is important for others to know fusion can work,even multilevel.
Look for more posts as I get better.
I am in toms river Nj.