I know my training partner had some serious back work done when he was younger. He is now in his mid 50s and still going strong. I will ask him about what he had done and get back to you. Best of luck with the whole thing. I am also going through recovery from surgery, and it sucks haha!
Best meet lifts: 1040squat, 730 bench, 730 deadlift
Best total: 1040-680-730=2450
"This is about strength, not getting a 10.0 form score from the Russian judge" Steve Shaw