My other half has two degenerative discs and has been advised by his consultant that he is not suitable for ADR (disc replacement) and instead would need a double fusion of L4/L5 and S1. They would need to go in via his back one day and the next day via his stomach. I have been reading up on the effects of the Fusion surgery which even in this day and age seem to have
terrifying effects. I am not sure what other options would be given that he takes Tramadol/Diazepam/Naproxen daily, he has tried Chiro,
Physio, Stretching, Swimming, several injections - everything is just temporary. We have our first child on the way in May and we cannot go on like this, he has no quality of life and spends the weekends lying flat on his back so that it is rested for work and is able to try and
get through the following week at work.
seems excellent and all reviews seem brilliant. We have absolute faith in him as a surgeon, I am just worried about what happens long term:
- What will be the knock on effects of the discs above/below
- Will it actually fix him?
- Will it actually make him worse, damage nerves
- He is only 36, is it better to wait a while and see how it pans out o
Many thanksEdited by Sandra for name of hospital.