L3/4 disc totally degenerated. L4/5 perfect. L5/S1 totally degenerated. The orthopedic surgeon was alittle hesitant to work on me and said maybe I could consider lifestyle changes, but said if I Really wanted to do it he would do ALIF on both sections at the same time. Seems like alot of complications can happen and that later on down the road the good disc will take more punishment and I could be back in the same situation. I am going to see Neurosurgeon soon to get another opinion. Is this surgery worth it? I am in pain standing and walking. I work on concrete as a diesel mechanic and I need to figure out what to do. I cannot continue like this. I have no desire to do anything when I am at work.
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