I have been suffering from serious back pain for the past 20 months. I have extreme back pain, sciatica, dropped foot etc. Today my surgeon informed me he will either be performing two spinal fusions (L4-5 and L5-S1) or disc replacements. Does anybody have any advice as to what they would choose? I am leaning towards the fusion.
Also, 4 years ago I had a microdiscectomy. It was successful and I was pain free for a year. Unfortunately, I have to have another surgery. Any tips or information is appreciated! Thanks!