Fell 45 ft in 2006, had an xray and was told i was fine. 3yrs later i get an MRI, and am told i have degenerative disc disease of the l3-l4, l4-l5, and t11-t12, with difuse bulging from s1 to t12. discogram confirmed that all 3 disc were causing significant pain, with the l3-l4 being the worst. no relief of pain from neurontin, lyrica, tramadol, percocet, vicodin, valium, ESI's increased pain and developed radiating pain through left buttock and down left leg. Was supposed to have prodisc-l artificial disc replacement of l3-l4 in dec 2009, however due to doctor decision while in surgery they did and off-center fusion using synfix device. Since my surgery i have had multiple falls due to complete numbness in left leg, and have had another surgery to remove a stomach tumor (benign). have started pysical therapy and graston treatments. Pain before surgery was and 8 of 10, and since even with 2 vicodin and a valium every 4 hours is still a 7 of 10. falls are regular due to left leg issues. I am wondering if this is normal and if i should ask my doctors about any other testing, they will not do any testing to determine nerve damage, as they feel that my leg issues are normal. I am in the military, so i am asking if anyone has these same issues or am i getting the run around. also why wouldnt they fix all levels.