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Why wouldn't my NS do a 3 level fusion?



  • Obviously it is an individual case and sounds like Dr. decision,and with the possibility of further disk issues above and below the ones fused, but ...oh to think of another surgery. My incision (scar) is 11 1/2 inches long ,on my belly. It still hurts.And as I mentioned,I just started back to work in October,I will have to quit.I wish my NS would have taken the risk and did 3 levels. But that's neither here nor there now. The human body is an amazing thing,that it can tolerate the things we do to it in the first place!Thanks for all the comments...I will have to really think about this.In the meantime...just another nasty painful day.But I hear spring is coming......that helps. Take care everyone Sagehen
  • I just had a 3 level done and have done just fine. As my surgeon put it to me frankly, your issue is L4-L5 right now, but a few years from now L2-L4 will start giving you issues as well due to buldges.

    So we fixed it all at one time. Much safter as far as I am concerned then MULTIPLE surgeries. I could not imagine going in for multiple fusions :(
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