Re: Degenerative Disc Disease.....
Dee, I was reading this thread and was drawn by your statement that the doctor says you have too many levels to fuse. Have you gotten more than 1 or 2 opinions about that, because I know of some who have had 3 and 4 levels fused. It's difficult surgery, yes and not a lot of doctors are comfortable doing it but I think if I were you I would be researching to find someone who specializes in doing 3 or more discs. It sounds like you are in so much pain and it is never easy for me to accept someone being told there is no help.
Just my opinion and food for thought.
2 lami's, 3 fusions
bone spur removal
cerv. fusion, 1 level