I've had back trouble for the last 3 years @ L5/S1. 5 failed rehabs (through physio), 1 injection, 1 failed op (so 2 in total). The first op was a discectomy and also Percudyn facet augmentation implants - these implants failed after one year and had to be taken out (that was op 2). I have been doing yoga and keeping my core strong to try and fix it, but I've recently slipped it again badly.
My neurosurgeon has offered the TLIF surgery and I was wondering what peoples experiences of this procedure are?
Will I be able to run / play sports again? Will I be able to run a marathon as I am a keen runner? How much mobility will I lose? Will my other discs degenerate quicker, meaning more surgery later in life? Am I too young for this? I'm 36.
Many thanks in advance!