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Pcp & chiro agree I should consider surgery for lower back l3-4 bulge l4-5 herniation l5-s1 bulge. I'm scared what do I need to know and consider?

Ask. Ask for an opinion from a reputable neurosurgeon or ortho that does back surgery. Most bulges are treated medically unless there is nerve damage that might become permanent . With time the disk will dehydrate and diminish in size with decrease of symptoms without surgery. Read more...

What to do if I had surgery (tlif L4 5 L5 s1) and recently found out that What to do if I had a failed fusion.?

That depends on what. you mean by that-did the fusion not heal or did the fusion heal & you have persistent symptoms. 1st case may require another surgery to achieve fission. This may best be achieved by minimizing factors that affect healing like smoking in addition to a 360 surgery or front & back approach surgery with the addition of bone morphogenic protein to help with the fusion. If 2nd case, speak to your doc. Read more...