:-C Hi all, along time since using website. I had 4 level fusion with hardware 16 months ago. L4 to S1. New pain radiating down leg caused me to have mri scan. I found out the disc above fusion site has herniated. I`m going in for a laminectomy in 2 weeks. I found out also that fusion only partially worked. Bad news. I asked doc what to do about fusion failure and he said to wait and see if alot of pain and then they do revision surgery. So far hardware holding up . I guess my boating days are over. Does this back stuff ever stop?