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I have been putting it off for 4 years, but I am sick of hurting and my Doc says it should take away 75% or more of the pain. Its the L4 S something.... Doc says it already does not have much range of motion so it should not limit me to much... if not give me more then I have at this time. Scary thing is that they have to come in from the front side, and as the Doc said.... move my Chitlins aside! Glup... Oh well maybe it'll make so I can't have any more kids, 3 is enough!
I do kinda worry about what it would do for disc golf as thats a really big part of my life! So how has this worked out for you guy?
I have back issues (buldges in L1,2,4, and 5). I've gone as far as the spinal injections and will NOT have surgery until I have "drop foot". No Doc worth his salt would reccomend surgery unless the quality of life is really poor. It's better than 50/50 you will see improvement, but there are many variables. First off get a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th opinion. Next, the success of the surgery increases with the number of times the Doc has done this surgery in the past. So shop around before you pick a Doc. Don't worry about the fact they go through the stomach, that's the common way they do it these days.
Just do your homework , because there are great, good, OK, and plain old crappy Docs out there. So look for the "great"ones or you could have issues.
I have had 3 docs tell me this is what I need... and yes I know what you mean about Docs...
You know what you call a Doctor that passed with the worst grade in his class? ..............Doctor
Meaning just as you said just because they are Docs. does not mean they are good at what they do. I hear good things about this one and know at least one person that has seen her... but I am still asking around and what not. Thanks for your input!
hey skipper , on sundays there is two guys who play with fused spines , and one of them is a double fusion . i will have two ask them on sunday or even better get them to sign-up here and tell you them self's .