Hi everyone. I have had 6 spinal surgeries, 3 in my neck and 3 of the lumbar spine. Fused from C5 to T1, and L1 to L4, also L5/S1 is peek rodded. On 10/9/19, I bent over to pick up a pool hose and I ruptured my T12/L1 and bulged my T11/12 discs. I started to get weaker in my legs and notice bowel and bladder changes, so now the Doc says surgery.
However, every disc in my thoracic spine is protruding, and a couple of them are indenting my spinal cord. I’m very concerned that none of those discs will handle the pressure of having the level below fused, and I would then have to get my entire thoracic spine fused. Very scared