Hi, I had a spinal fusion to L5-S1 on the 28th September 2017, where an anterior and posterior fusion was done, after a 5 day hospital stay I was discharged and my recovery started, I returned to part time work just before xmas doing initially 2 hours per day three days per week then up to where I am now doing 4 hours per day five days per week. My job is in retail as a manager of ten staff (and all that entails) things we're going well, physio good etc, until I had a fall between xmas and new year, the pain ret Red and numbness started back in my left legfast forward to end of Jan and I returned to see my surgeon who was concerned about the return of the pain, X-ray and ct scan and it was found I had fractured the top of L5 causing the pain to get worst, it was also found one of the posterior screws was slightly touching a nerve. The surgeon told me to stop physio and to take things very easy until the bone healed. Unfortunately I am a bit of an idiot and returned to work again doing very light duties, where today I was organising my staff and I fell on a slippery floor onto my right side, now my left leg is "buzzing" and there is a quite a bit of pain in my lower back. Being a public holiday in New Zealand public services are almost nonexistent so I guess I have to wait. I guess my question is should have I had an L4-S1 done as it is apparent L5 is very week, or is that something in my future?