I am going to have a Decompression of L4/L5 in May. Looking for any info and advice on it and what to expect. The surgeon said that the disc is pinching nerve root and caousing the low back and leg pain. As well as the numb leg feeling. They tell me they will cut away the part of the disc that is protruding and open the canal as it is becoming very narrow. Every thing I have seen has talked about fusing the two joints together, I don't think that iswhat they have in mind for me.
I've been suffering with this since an accident at work back in Oct. of 2011. Yes, the co. insurance wants to drag it out of course.