As with any forum, most come to vent when their results are not positive. I, at times, fall into this category with many other topics; services I received, products I purchased, etc. Very really do I take additional time to provide positive feedback.
I was hoping there are some of you that hang out in these forums that have had success from ALIF, PLIF, or 360?
I have an 8 mm A-P (anterior to Posterior) herniation at L4/5. Injections have stopped working. My Ortho has finally suggested surgery. he thought it would be a discectomy. However, the actual surgeon suggested 360 fusion due to my active lifestyle.
My back pain probably limits my lifestyle now to about 80%. I can still golf, bowl, motorcycle, and workout. I pay the price the next day. But I can no longer run, squat, ski, racquetball, tennis, etc
I know surgery will not make me younger, but after reading these forums, it sounds like invasive surgery does NOT usually provide relief, or a return to normal activities.
I wanted to get some feedback from post surgery members that have been able to return to an equal or better lifestyle after surgery.
The whole 12-18 month recovery is not very appealing.
2004 - diagnosed Herniated discs
2004 - 2013 - 12+ Epidural injections
2008 - present Chiro with Decompression