This is my 1st time on this site and was hoping for some advise. I have had progressive back pain for the last year to where I can’t even cook dinner without extreme pain. I have scoliosis with a lumbar curve of 31 and with Disc degeneration up to L2 along with spondylolisthesis L4 on L5 And stenosis. Anyway I have done everything for the last several years to elevate the pain with no relief. I have now been referred to a spine surgeon and have gotten a second opinion. Both drs agree that because of my scoliosis Surgery is recommended. Where they differ is one surgeon wants to fuse from T10-S1 Which will encompass the whole Lumbar curve and the Second dr suggest fusing L3-S1 which is in the middle of my curve. 1st surgeon says he definitely would not fuse only to L3 because there is a high probability of more surgery needed later. Second surgeon says that there are advantages and disadvantages to both long or a short fusion. How does one decide which is the best option?