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I had a herniated disc L4/L5 back on 9/25/18. Have undergone epidurals with no sucess. First surgeon recommended a microdiscectomy. Kept on doing the PT/Chiro thing for about 20 weeks now until I got a second opinion. This surgeon said my L5/S1 is herniated as well and will need a fusion. Needless to say I will be getting a third opinion. I know some people in the medical field and even some people that have had a fusion and I keep being told that “I don’t want to wait to long.” Over the course of my injury I’ve developed a “lean” where my should drops to one side and my hip is hiked up. So my question is, is there a timeframe you don’t wanna go past? I just don’t wanna go out and rush into a fusion surgery, but some of these well renowned surgeons are taking new patients 4-6 months out. I’m not in agony but Everyday is uncomfortable for me. Furthermore I’m 35 years old and people keep telling me I’m too young for back problems.....oh thanks