I am planning on 3 level lumbar fusion in November. I am 33 and was in a car accident when I was 15, I had a percutaneous discetomy at age 16 to L4-5. I reinjured at 25 and torn 1 disc and had the other two bulging. Now after having a baby I have L3-S1 that are torn, bulging and hitting the nerves so badly that my legs go numb and I'm in a lot of pain. It gets so bad my torso does a lateral shift trying to compensate. I've done so many steroids, pills, injections, etc. I looked into artificial disc, but there just isn't the research for 3 level ADR. So I am going for a fusion in Novemeber. Does anyone out there have positive stories for me and what to expect? I've read a lot of terrible stories about fusions and artificial disc experiences. I'm scared and just need some positives.