Hi, I'm new here. Live in SC in the US. My name is Brian and I'm 45. 3 years ago I had c4-c7 fused using cadaver bone. That surgery went well other than the nausea from the pain meds. Last year I was having some pain again and insisted on an MRI. Lucky me I herniated c3-c4. The Neurologist said he could do surgery again but I declined since he wasn't sure it would eliminate the discomfort. Fast forward to a month ago. Started having lower back pain and numbness in the left buttock and in a couple toes left foot. Well I knew what this meant. Finally went and saw the Orthopedist and had an MRI. L4-S1 are severely herniated. S1 is basically closed up on the nerve root also. L3 is bulging but not impinging, yet. L4-L5 disk is solid black, completely lost all it's fluid. So, here I go again. I haven't set a date yet for the surgery. I'm trying to figure out which will work best financially since it's so close to the end of the year. Plus I have an appointment to see the Neurosurgeon and a Pain Management doctor this coming Wednesday. I'm really getting tired of my spine. Seems it is falling apart faster than it should. I'll be posting more.