Degenerated disk disease.
I have been seeing a back doctor of 2 yrs. I have degenerated disk disease. I have had several shots in my lower back. It helps for a couple of months. The pain is getting worse. I have not had alot of pain in the legs. My doctor suggest keep taking the shots until the pain is unbareable. My L4 and L5 is nearly bone to bone. I also have a disk that my doctor says he will need to fix when he does the L4 and L5 fusion. He says he will have to enter through my stomach. It is much more dangerous. What should I do? Wait or go ahead and have the surgery. I'm also worried about being able to work after surgery. I am a police officer.