I saw my Dr. today and we're going to go ahead with a single level fusion at L5/S1 and he's going to remove my left facet joint at that level. My disc looks like a pancake and has bone spurs. My left facet joint is like twice (if not more) the size of the right one and is also giving me problems. Now I just have to wait for them to obtain insurance approval so we can get the ball rolling. I hope this isn't going to take too long because I am ready!
L5/S1 DDD/Herniation/Hypertrophic facet joint
Been in pain since 2000
Upcoming TLIF 04/20/17