I am a 35yr old female currently contemplating spinal surgery.
I have been told by my surgeon that I require a 3 level fusion of L5/S1, L4/5 & L3/4. My most recent MRI showed advanced degenerative disc disease of L5/S1, with moderate degenerative disc disease disc bulging and central annular tears of L3/4 & L4/5 with a retrolistheis of L5/S1.
I have had epidural and facet joint injections and most recently lumbar rhizotomy with no improvement in my pain and mobility so my next option is spinal fusion.
I would welcome feedback from anyone who has undergone this surgery and how you found the recovery afterwards.