6 months ago I had L4-L5, L5 S1 replaced and fused (ALIF) now my L3-L4 needs remove
So like I said I had my L4-5 and L5-S1 replace with cages and I have a 7 screws and 2 plates in the lower spine and now my L3-4 is degenerating along with tears and leasions in the disc. I also have no spinal fluid between my disc so it's now bone on bone. I am in debate on whether or not to have another surgery. I went to Emory Spine Clinic in Atlanta (considered one of best spine center in the best in the S.E. My question is...Has anyone else had to go back and have another disc replaced 6 after a spinal fusion and if so did the approach through your side or back and did it help? I am very torn because I'm 29 with a 2 yr old daughter and I don't want to be in more pain after the surgery. On top of the DDD I also have scoliosis and I've had 3 opinions and all 3 said I will end up with my all my disc replaced, fused and rods from my ribs down. Any suggestions?