After 5 years since primary injury, and 6 months since a slip that led to cauda equina compression (no red flag symptoms) I am due to have a discectomy on L4-L5 & L5-S1 with coflex titanium springs fitted at both levels.
I do largely physical work and the occpational health doctor has intimated that I should never go back to that kind of work and that I should start thinking about other careers.
What scared me the most is him saying that usually one back surgery leads to another, with each one progressively less effective.
Has anyone has good results from similar surgery?
I am so scared at the moment part of me wants to back out from surgery.