I am new to the forum. Sounds like my story is familiar here and I would very much appreciate any advice that I can get. I had a spinal fusion with a Harrington rod put in a little over 30 years ago and now have problems with my lower back below the previous fusion. I am considering surgery now because of increased pain and foot numbness. My understanding is that this surgery would involve fusion down to my sacrum and I have some concerns. First off, I was wondering how people fused to the sacrum do, especially one to five years after the surgery. Also, does anyone have any recommendations for surgeons in Ohio, particularly the Northeast Ohio area?