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Hello, I'm 28 yrs old and was recently diagnosed with DDD. I had a spinal fusion in 1994 and according to my Neurosurgeon, I've worn out my discs and that's why I suffer from so much lower back pain. He said that my spine is now healed from the Scoliosis and that he is planning to remove the rods and do the lumbar fusion. I thought I would never have to take the rods out but I guess I was wrong. I am terrified of life after this fusion because I was told you have limited mobility in that region. Has anyone gone through a similar experience? Please help!