I saw a neurosurgeon last year at this time. At that time I had a lot of pain and some numbness but not numbness and tingling every day and the pain was not always that bad except on some days when I over did something...like stood too long..for example.
I'm just wondering if anyone knows what a surgeon means when he says you are a good candidate for surgery...I'm very frightened of having a spinal fusion at the L4/L5 level of the sacrum (lower back) but I spent Canadian Thanksgiving mainly laying in bed resting and icing and taking a mild pain killer/ anti-inflammatory...it is not working that well anymore but I have not been prescribed strong pain medication and I don't want that anyway. The numbness and tingling in my feet and arms is worse for me anyway.
I am 65 and maybe a bit overweight for my small bone structure. Also is there anyone who has had a good result from this type of fusion surgery..
Thank you for any comments.