Hi spineys. PLEASE be careful NOT to fall after your fusion, which I did from a spasm and then broke my L3. Suffered needlessly for 9 wks cause I didnt want to do the surgery to fix it. Thought it'd do it naturally- no way. The bone cement they laid in to the L3 fixed it up and I am in no pain. Im just beyond weak after months of suffering b4 my fusion, 11/20/08 and falling 1/27/09. SOOOOOOOOOOO-be careful how you walk through doorways etc/ You dont want to wind up like I did.