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.