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back surgery fusion

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,082
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:40 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I am 42 and have 3 previous lamin/disc surgeries. I am now facing spinal fusion of L4-5. Have another rupture and horrible pain into right buttocks, hip,leg and foot. Please comment if onyone has had fusion surgery and what it was like, is it worth it?, recovery?, pain? did it give you relief? Also, has anyone had artifial disc replacement? Thanks, I am supposed to have surgery this next Monday.
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Comments

  • I am very happy with mine. Been a little over a year. Piece of cake compared to the pain. Good luck.

    Dave
  • I had L3-4 2 years ago,and I am having L-4-5 on Thursday.Yes,it was worth it,and will be again not to have the pain--keep us posted!
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  • Ditto to what Gwennie says.

    I had a 2-level fusion almost 18 mo. ago. It is a long healing process and the first few months are really tough.

    Glad you found spine-health, it's a great place to get real people's experiences.
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