Make sure it is a last resort try everything you can before you let anyone cut on you. The Fusion didn't take for me and I still live in pain everyday, severe pain. The only reason I am glad that I had the procedure is if I didn't I wouldn't be walking today. I just want you to know they gave me a 50% chance of success when they went in to do the surgery and the surgeon said that was the standard that they go by. people be sure it is a last resort.