I had spinal surgery and it has changed my life. I was told that nothing could be done for me at my local hospital. I'd had 2 prolapsed discs and my vertabrae was out of alingnment. I was left for nearly 2 years walking around like a woman of 90..I found this hospital an the internet and asked my G.P. to refer me for a second opinion. All the procedure was explained to me, the good the bad and the ugly as I like to think of it. i was offered an op date on the day of my appointment and within 6 weeks I'd had my op and was at last free of pain. There was some discomfort at the op sight of course and my muscles had to learn to work properly again. 2months on I am pain free and line dancing again, walking, taking the grandkids out. I ache now and again when I have been doing too much but No pain..