26yrs old male getting ready for fusion surgery
I will start by saying im only 26 but ive been racing motorcycles for the 20 yrs and in nov 2010 i was involved in a horrible crash. i broke my left fibula and tibula compound fracture. I didnt notice anything wrong with my back until i was able to get back to work and it was instantly. soon as i starting working i had horrible low back pain, hell i thought it was from the rod in my leg. well long story short i started going to doc and did all the bs and still no improvement in fact its just getting worse. so my pain magement doc refered me to the best surgeon the hospital has to offer. we are going to do a injection tommorow doc doesnt think it will doing anything but she want to try it to rule it out . they have diagnoiced me with DDD on L5S1 i think ive been taking this pill called tramadol basically sense this all started and there just not working anymore and i really dont want to take the strong meds anyway. my insurence wont cover the disc replace surgey it will only cover the fusion. i really dont want to do the surgury but i hate taking meds eveyday just to cope with the pain when i dont take my meds i cant do anything i mean just sitiing i cant get compfuterable and walking is out of the ? i want my life back i want to be able to work 60hr a week agian im just worried that the surgury wont help as they say its a 40% -80% success rate. anyone have any input or has had this sugury in the past please post your story im trying to do as much resarch as i can before i make this commitment.
Thank you PS dont mind the spelling or typos im not very good and book smart lol