I do research in spine surgery. I had a feeling you had compression fractures or such. sounds like they fused part of your spine. Glad to hear you have no Neuro issues. I've seen some of those patients come through clinic, its rally sad.
Wishing the best for a speedy recovery.
Burst fracture i believe. They removed the vertabra and fused the spine there indeed. Really scary (especially as i know how easy it is to have something go wrong with back surgery) but I'm recovering well now. Am active and independent. Thanks for the kind words!