New member here. My wife was recently diagnosed with Spondylosis of almost an inch L5/S1 and herniated disc L4 with leakage into L5. She is having severe sciatic pain. We have seen 2 different docs and all the same suggestions - fusion surgery. She had her first epidural steroid injection 2 weeks ago with only 20% relief. She is scheduled for a second this week. She can not get comfortable to sleep for more than 2-3 hours at a time. Currently on Neurontin, Xanaflex and Percocet for pain. No sleeping position gives her relief. We even bought a Tempur-Pedic mattresses with adjustable base.
I have been reading thread after thread about people having problems with fusion surgery and not getting relief. It was offered to try a Laminectomy of L4 to remove pressure form the ruptured disc and wait for fusion as long as possible. Doc says her other disks are in great condition. So the question I pose is, has anyone had success with fusion and glad they did it?