WELL, I JUST FOUND OUT my up-coming surgery has been approved by WC... excited nervous scared to do this all over agai!! but so looking forward to getting better.recommened extending L-4 to S-1. fusion up to L-2 and including L-3 L-4 doc said it was felt that i would benefit from this procedure... after conservative measures have failed.. the burning pain is really gotton bad.. now on rite side its like the pain is shifting all over the place some day are good some are so bad. 2 docs recommened, i will be having this done at CINN institute.. Neurosurgery/and Neurorsearch.I think that is the best place for me.. I just want to get better and go on with my life!! very positive, but to go through this again. it is not fun long recovery At this time i still try to walk on the tradmill but sometimes the burning pain ohhh well you guys know. i just wish i could get a good nites sleep its awefull i really have not slept in months,,,Thanks to all of you for your feedback really it helps!!