I had my 2nd opinion yesterday regarding my scheduled 360 spinal fusion on two levels (L4-L5 & L5-S1) for August 11th.
This doctor is another fellowship trained orthopedic spine specialist who has the same number of years under his belt as my surgeon. Although, I wasn't too comfortable with this guy he said that if I were his sister he would only do a discectomy, not fusion at this time.
So, I just don't know and no I can not get another opinion as insurance will not allow, so any thoughts please.
I have spinal stenosis, DDD, arthritis, pinched nerves, herniated discs and sciatica. Most of pain is in my back, but leg pain has been worsening.