I am a 56 yrs female who works a job that requires me to be able to lift 1000 dollars worth of quarters and dimes every few minutes all day long. I work in a money room for a Tollway system. Three years into the job I had a serious fall flat on my back while securing bags of money on a skid for pick. The procedure required me to walk backwards were I fell backwards over a bag of coins. After X-Rays, Physical Therapy, work hardining, anti inflammatory was all that was prescribed. Moving forward, I've substained another injury picking up money. Herniated disc, annular tear and inpingment, Dr. wants to do a fusion. Are there any other procedures that can be done instead.