There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
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:H I am dflores, I have had 2 spinal fusions. My first in 89 and 2nd in 93. Now 16 yrs. later I need a 3rd. I'm scared to death. They want to fuse T12 to S1. I had 4-5 and L3 fused. This would mean hardware removal and then this new big surgery. The Ortho Surgeon said it is bad and I need to schedule surgery now. Does anyone out their have an extensive fusion like this? I'm tired of being in pain ~X( (any advise?)