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Learn how a lumbar disc herniates and
can cause lower back pain
Sciatica is leg pain caused by a
problem in the low back.
See how a disc degenerates and how it can cause pain and other symptoms
As said above it will likely take a year plus to confirm if the surgery was a success. That is... your x-rays or scans clearly show a full fusion and you feel "normal" and solid in your back again... and are out of any kind of daily pain or discomfort. When the next procedure takes place is pretty much up to you... if you are "kind to your back" for the rest of your life... and keep fit then you may never need another procedure again. If you abuse your back... or are stuck with bad genes that give you DDD you may have to have more procedures down the road.