lumbar spine fusion L4-L5-S1 with instrumentation
I am scheduled for operation on my spine to correct spondylolisthesis . The procedure is called TLIF with rods, screws, bone graft.
I am also diabetic. My symptoms are: occasional leg weakness which is much helped with exercises, occasional burning in my legs and buttocks, occasional burning in the hip, occasional altered sensation an genitals and buttocks, tiredness and some ache in lower back.
I am reading terrible stories about operation, about pain, that nothing has changed and something is even worth, have new bone formation, bmp is leaking, nerve is damaged. People become disabled, use a lot of medication, hate the day they went under the knife.
I am living now with some mild restrictions but doctors say it is to risky, the nerve already compromised and I may loose control over bladder or bowel, or legs.
Is there anybody who is satisfied, does not regret? Any comments fo bmp as bone graft and polymer instead titanium cages
Please respond to me