I have looked everywhere and couldn't find a topic on this. I found tons of adjacent herniations discussions but none about people who have a herniated disc between the fused vertebrae.
I had fusion done at the l5 s1 level about a year ago. About 4-6 months later, I started getting horrible back pains again with intermittent shooting leg pain. It got so bad I couldn't take it and went to get an MRI after an urgent care visit.
The MRI shows I have a herniation at the l5 s1 level, the very same one that was fused.
My question is, has anybody had this happen to them? What can be done to fix this?
It seems like it is a one in a million chance that the disc bulges in between a set and stable fusion! I really need some guidance because I can't find any info on this. Thanks in advance!