My surgeon recently recommended a L4-S1 Global Fusion. I was wondering if anyone had this type of procedure done but before you do that I will give you some info on my medical history.
I am 30 years old. My back and leg pains started over 3 years ago. I have tried PT, Chiro, Accupt, injections, no relief.
MRI shows herniation at L4-L5 to left side but no symptoms to left leg, L5-S1 herniation to right side pressing on S1 nerve with right leg and foot pain and DDD.6 months ago I had my first spine surgery, L5-S1 microdiscectomy. Even though I had a herniation at the L4-L5 level as well, my surgeon recommended this procedure because he wanted to be conservative because of my age. My L5-S1 has re herniated and so my surgeon recommend fusion. I asked if another discectomy is a option. He said it would most likely re herniate again because my disc is so deteriorated.
At the most part my pain is not too bad that is if I spend most of my time at home. But that means I can't work. At 30 years old, what am I suppose to do? So now I have to consider surgery. I'm just afraid that surgery will make it worst. Thanks