I had S1-L4 TLIF in 2008 and L3-L4 TLIF in 2010 all due to DDD. All levels were showing DDD at the same time in 08 but upper level wasn't creating pain so we held off on fusing at the time of first surgery. Now 6 years later the L2-L3 is DDD. I've read not to keep fusing since I have multi levels done but in order to work I need it done. Once again my stomach is terrible from meds and can't take more in order to work. 3 injections since August and now sciatica in one leg is more than I can take. Any support will be appreciated. My Dr. Has been very good to me and he suggest fusing it without any hesitation. He said we've tried all other options from PT to injections like in the past and are down to surgery again. His last words we're call me when your ready to schedule but I hope that last injection does the trick which is gone. People that don't have back issues just look at you like ya right.
TLIF L4-S1 2007 TLIF L3-L4 2008 TLIF L2-L3 2016