I saw a neurosurgeon who said I needed the XStop surgery on 3 levels because I have 3 lumbar discs that have degenerated to near non-existence, over the last 20 yrs. I saw a different surgeon who said I also had spondylolisthesis and needed a lumbar fusion but that the XStop would not be advisable - but I've read that this procedure does help.
Has anyone ever had both of these back problems? What did you do?
Maybe I need a third doctor's opinion? I am very scared of fusion and have only heard bad things.
Thank you so much friends.