Re: Doc says u need op... but u decide which one?!!
Did your doctor indicate whether or not he felt he could alleviate your symptoms without doing the fusion? If it is likely that you will get relief from the discectomy that is a much easier surgery to recover from. However, it seems strange that the doctor would leave the decistion up to you. He should be able to tell which is the better option for you. I hope you get the answers you need.