Has anyone here ever had a fusion in their thoracic spine? I have badly herniated disks in T6-T7-T8-T9. Doc says spinal fusion and I am wondering what to expect regarding recovery period, post-surgical problems, success rate, long-term prognosis, etc.
I had a cervical fusion (C5-C6-C7?) in 2001 and was fully recovered in two weeks.
Have been on fentanyl (50 mcg/hr), zanaflex, neurontin, lidoderm and flector patches for several years to control pain. (Not very successfully.)
Thanks for the info.