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DDD surgery 2 months

wrightanne35wwrightanne35 Posts: 1
edited 01/21/2016 - 8:52 PM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Hello new to Forum,

I am 36 years old and had a Discectomy July/15. I it was unsuccessful and saw back surgeon recently who was surprised how my back was worse and recommended Fusion for S1 & L5 region.

I have done some research on forums and mixed reviews that are good and bad...

I worked for several yrs heavy lifting, and sitting at clerical work, I also jogged for 10 yrs and did my service for the military for 5.5 years with heavy lifting on my back with packs.

I am currently on morphine, gabapentin, and sleeping meds to sleep.

I am on disability which will eventually run out and have to improve my quality of life to eventually go back to work...

I wanted to find out from anyone who has had fusion if it has improved pain since surgery? If it is worse or better?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    edited 01/21/2016 - 8:53 PM
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    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • ScottthevikingSScotttheviking CaliforniaPosts: 66
    edited 01/21/2016 - 9:25 PM
    DDD having L5 S1 on 1/26. Nervous but also ready...
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