Hello I am a 25 year old mother of a 4year old. I fell at work on 7/23/09. I had no pain before the accident. Now I cant move with out pain. I was finilly diginoesed with a fractured L5, in April of 2010. I saw 4 different doctors that have all said the same thing. I need fusion between L5 and S1. I am a little concerned I know little to nothing about any of this. I do know that they want to go in threw the front and the back. I am sure a few of you have had something like this done and can tell me what I need to expect. I have a 4 year old and want to have more childern. Has anyone had a child with having a spinal fusion. I do know that I am only gitting a plate and 4 screws that stay in and wont ever come out. Any information will help qreatly.