I'm seeing my surgeon this thursday..
His MRI interpretation is; "significant amount of endplate change at L5-S1 with collapse of the disc space. There is moderate amount of foraminal narrowing around the exiting L5 nerve root". I also have a disc herniation at L4 displacing but not compressing the exit L4 nerve root which he thinks is incidental. I went for my nerve root block to confirm the pain generator, confirmed. So now I see him this Thursday. On our last visit he spoke of doing a ALIF & PLIF surgery for L5-S1. I'm wondering if you all tink that sounds about right...maybe?
Take care everyone and thanks for the time!