I have a quick question, I am going to have a 2 level lumbar fusion in a few weeks. I have had a double discectomy and the procedure wasn't successful and I asked my neurosurgeon how likely it would be for me to return to my job after the lumbar fusion. My job is with a moving company (how I herniated the 2 discs in my back) and requires lifting 50-150 pounds 8 hours a day 5 days a week. My surgeon said I wouldn't have any restrictions but I MAY want to find another job. I know that going back to heavy lifting after my fusion would be a bad idea and would lead to more damage I'm sure. I'm just wondering how this happens with workers compensation, if I am released with no restrictions and they tell me to go move this 100 pound couch and I say I can't that they will fire me for not doing the job. Or if they will terminate me when I come back to work and say I can't do that. Anyways just wondering, I thought it was odd that my surgeon told me I wouldn't have any permanent weight restrictions. Or is that normal for a spinal fusion???