In 2008 my husband broke a piece of his L5 vertebrae the surgical removed it and things were ok for 4 years then he broke another bigger piece of his L5 they again surgically removed it but informed us after surgery there was much left and if/when it happens again he would probably have to fuse it. He has constant leg pain since surgery but this week he started urgent need to urinate and an ache in his testicules. Urgent care ruled out UTI so I have a feeling we maybe heading back into surgery. I am really nervous about fusion. Curious how many regrets there are here about having fusion or how many got real relief? I have been searching for other options to fusion. The other two injuries and surgeries happened so fast there was no time to do any research for other options, this time I want to be more informed before we go to the Dr. Thanks in advance for any help/info.