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Bad Back

My L4 and L5 discs are bulging and have multiple tears. I have been in pain for over a year and the insurance company will not payfor an IDET. Talked to a doctor yesterday who wants to do a fusion. Does anyone else have a similar problem?

yeah, I have a very similar problem. I figure the longer I can put off the surgery, the better and less evassive the procedure will become. I can’t squat or DL and I get out of a lot of “hunny-do’s” a home! Tell me more about your pain, etc,…

I did buy an inversion table and it really helps. The pain is never gone, but it has reduced the pain pain somewhat and I am able to function.