I was about to go ahead with a spinal fusion last year after 17 years of back pain, but found out right before my consultation with the surgeon, that my husband and I were expecting our 4th child. She is now 5 months old and I am in constant pain. The pain is in my low back and down both of my legs. I went in for a consult with the surgeon and had a new MRI taken the first of August. The MRI showed that the stenosis in my back got considerably worse over the course of a year, as well as my pain, so the surgeon recommended surgery once again. My insurance company refused to pay for surgery saying it had been too long since I had gone through physical therapy. I just finished my 5th session of physical therapy and the therapist told me he did not feel comfortable doing therapy with me because of the weakness in my leg. He recommends surgery as well. I now have another appointment with the surgeon scheduled for September 6th and I am planning on going ahead with the surgery. I am very nervous, especially since my baby is so young and I am still breastfeeding. Luckily, I have a lot family support and my husband works from home, so I will never be without help. I am just wondering if anyone else has had back surgery with a nursing baby.