So the VA finally sent me to have a discogram to find out whats wrong with my back (only took them 6 years). It seems i have a large tear in the disc between L4/L5 and a small one between L5/S1. They are going to refer me to a neuro surgeon.
my question is this. the doctor said the neuro would probably end up doing a spinal fusion. Do any of you know much about this procedure? whats the downtime, time to go back to work, success rates?
obviously i am nervous about it and thats if the neuro decides thats what he wants to do but the doctor said he is pretty sure that will be what the neuro will do.