13 years after L5/S1 Lumbar Fusion...Collapsed L4 & L5...what would you do?
Good day back pain community,
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is J...I am 42 years old...fell off a ladder when I was 20 and had a lumbar fusion in 2009 to fuse my L5/S1.
13 years after the fusion, the above two discs have experienced quite a bit of wear and tear. It appears that the L4 and L5 have completely collapsed.
My question for the community is, has anyone experienced something similar? And what have they done surgery wise? I think it would be clear to say that am beyond any over the counter remedies. 😂
I haven't met with my orthopedic surgeon yet to discuss the options, but I would like to hear of any success/horror stories prior to my appointment. I come from a medical family so I have heard the gamut from the MD's in my family...however, none of the MD's have had to undergo anything like a fusion.
If any MD's are reading this, I would love to hear from you as well.
Here is a link to my CT Scan...
Here is a link to my MRI...
A plethora of appreciation to anyone that takes the time to respond. 😁🙏