Unfortunatley the surgery didn't help me only because I already had permanent nerve damage that they didn't know about
until after the surgery. I was fortunate that they used my own bone material instead of any metal in my fusion. The only strange thing is that when I relax my lower back I can feel the vertabrae shifting and popping in the lower back. The pain still shoots down both of my legs and I actually worry more about
it now, and I cannot bend my lower back anymore, I guess it's from the fusion of the vertabraes.
Most people DO get relief after fusion surgery, I happened not to be one of them. Everyone is different, and I am surely not the rule but the exeption....so Good Luck with your surgery and please take it very easy afterwards, it is a serious surgery...
spinal stenosis,degenerative disc disease,bilateral neuropothy.
lamenectomy L3,L4..spinal fusion L4-S1