I am new on this site. I will be getting a L5S1 fusion and also he will be opening the area where my nerves are.
I am 24 healthy. Very active well.... Was... I work in a iron foundry I spent 6 days a week 40-70 hours weekly lefting fittings
From the floor to a Machine. Then back in a pot on the floor. Big fittings. After doing so for about 2 months straight of this. I started
Getting major mind grains. Always went to a specialist for my head. After still nothing. I noticed when I did nothing all day but watched tv. I didn't have any mind grains but my lower back was hurting and my legs had a little numbness too them. First MRI I don't know the medical saying of it but i had a minor bulge at L4-L5 and L5-S1. Well went to a neosurgeron and he sent me to pain management that then sent me to get two shots in my back. Shots in L4-L5. Anyways back to work a couple months later. Throwing iron from the front of me to a pot behind me the piece of iron I started throwing caught on another iron piece as I started my twist throw. It felt like someone stab me with a knife on my right side of my lower back. Now I have major pain lower back and numbness and pain!!! In my legs mostly just down the back side of my legs more right then left. That goes to my feet. And now I can't keep my feet warm. If I sit weird I get like a 9v sitting your tongue jolt from lower right side to my butt.. MRI report said I had minor L4-L5 bulge and a bugle L5-S1 more to the right side back.
I am 24 I didn't want a fusion. Went to pain management for shots again why not right worked last time. She told me like this. You had a flat tire and you fixed it then you had a blowout of that tire. We can do shots but your just covering up the problem. Aka problems down the road. So like a month went by after that of me not sure what I wanted. Then my legs started to get worst. I mean some legs my legs hurt so bad I had to keep them moving. I wanted to cut them off. Hot bath helped very little. only when resting. After walking alot during the day.
So neosurgeron I went. I told him I can't do this anymore lets do the opening of the nerve ports. And ill get shots again and he told me ok will let me look at your MRI. He said in order to do that surgery I will need to remove more the 50% of the disc. So a L5-S1 fusion needs done. So that answered what way everything is going to go.
Jan. 8th I go to get it done. I would like to hear what others thing of my problem and if I am really doing the best thing. Make sure I didn't miss anything.
Sorry for longest. Or bad spelling. Or rules. I'm new tonight and starting typing. I can't sleep mind is racing