After a search, which apparently I'm not very good at, I couldn't find what I was looking for, but I know I've seen on this forum before...back fusion. It seems I'm a candidate for L5-4 fusion an possibly all the way to L2-5. With no disc (bone on bone) 4-5 and L5 mis-aligned that one is a given. Badly bulging between L3-4 and touching on one side and L2-3 basically touching as well. Numbness in my right leg has been there for about 6 months, some days worse than others and constant discomfort in the lower back (except when riding I might add ) for a couple of years, I went to have it checked out. After the xrays I was referred to an orthopedic surgeon and I see the ortho on Monday and we'll see where I end up, but the real question was the outcome. Who has had this done and what are your results? How long off the bike as well as work? I drive a truck so I expect to be off a little longer than some. Any input appreciated.