Just a quick note to say hi!
hi, about your back, i am 41 and have had 9 spinal surgeries, i could wright a book on it. the only thing that made the pain go away was 2 surgeries, one to decompress the siatica nerve, and cage replacement with plastic discs, forget the fusions they are only temp, fix, they will rup. again go for the cages, but find a doctor that is a spec. in the area of cages.
hope this helped