Re: L4-L5 Herniated Disc with Bone Spur
You really probably won't know anything definite until after your MRI. That will be much more revealing than X-Rays. And yeah, having spinal surgery will be considerably different than the other bone issues you have dealt with. But again you need to see what your MRI reveals; surgery may or may not be an option for you. And I'm sure your doc will try you with more conservative measures first anyway: physical therapy, epidural steriod injections, etc.