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Hi, I'm 25 years old, in 2013 at the age of 21 I had a microdisceptomy on my l4/5 as the disc had buldged. In June 2016 the disc had moved again, I was oeprated on in November 2016 a disceptomy which after an MRI later in the month showed it hadn't worked and the disc moved back. I was then operation on again in December 2016. In January I was sent for another MRI as I was still suffering with horrendous back and leg pain and unable to walk for longer than 10 minutes, the results came back that the disc again has moved back. My surgeon gave me the option of having the operation again or going straight for a spinal fusion. I have opted for the operation again on the hope it will work. This is due to take place on the 21st of March. I'm now doubting wether this was the right option to go for, or if I should of gone straight for the fusion. Has anyone had a fusion and can tell me exactly what it entails? Recovery time etc. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated as at the age of 25 this is pretty much making my life unbearable.
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