After first L5-S1 fusion, new issue, please help if you know
I had a lumbar fusion in 2007 at the L5-S1, which seemed to work for about the first 6 months. Over the course of the past year to year and a half the shooting pain came back except this time down both legs vs just the left side prior to the first surgery. A recent cat/Mri/Flew Xray showed the disc above the fusion is now herniated. The pain is substansial and I am at the end of my rope. I go back to my Neurosurgeon on April 15th and I can only hope he will fix it since medication is not working. Has anyone had this happen and if so, is the recovery about the same, worse or better? Any help or feedback is appreciated so much. I have been waiting for 3 months now to get in to see him and am so nervous nothing can be done. I was also wondering it that considered a re-fusion or new, anything you can tell me is helpful. Thanks to everyone.