I went for my follow up to my discogram yesterday and to schedule my surgical consult. I was informed that was originally going to be a level 2 lumbar fusion is now looking like it's going to be a LEVEL 4!!! Ugh! Everything I seem to read about having anything more than a level 2 isn't great. Now, I'm looking up other surgeons in the area and even spine centers within 5 hours to get second and third opinions, even though I really like and trust my doc.
Has anyone here had a level 4 fusion? What are your experiences? Right now, the recommendation is to be fused from L2-S1.
Is there a great resource for all of the questions I should be asking for this surgery? I want to make sure I am not missing anything while my brain is going a million thoughts a minute.