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... which means I can't even pick a doctor, nor the direction of my own medical treatment even though it's my spine. I have read much about fusions as well disc replacement, and my doctor has said I am ideal candidate for the replacement if I decide I want to go that route. ... (10 replies)
... asked him to help me find a neurosurgeon or another spine surgeon who accepts liens with whom I could have a second opinion about my need for disc replacement. ... (6 replies)
... Doubt that WC has paid for any disc replacements yet as they have not been approved by the FDA all that long. ... (4 replies)

... option back in November, 2004. Ever since then, I have been fighting WC to pay for it. They sent me to their spine surgeon, who concurred with my doc that the disc replacement was my best option. ... (4 replies)
... c dr both recommended a disc replacement. ... (4 replies)
... I've had one fusion ( c4/c5 ) and now I to go back for additinal fusions. I refuse to do so. I have been told that I am a good candidate for multi level artificial disc replacement ( Germany ) and I have also been told that laser surgery ( LSI ) is the answer. Which procedure is best? How or where can I get an unbiased opinion? (2 replies)
... I had fusion and a Maverick disc replacement in July 2006. ... (18 replies)
... is approved for single level replacement only in the USA according to the FDA, although some docs will do multi level with it. the discs above and below the disc being replaced need to be good, in other words no DDD at any other levels. ... (10 replies)
... nnot stand or walk and have to crawl around. I do not want to do this discogram...realllllly dont. Any suggestions as to other ways they could figure out which disc is doing what? ... (10 replies)
... Interesting discussion. I too have had multiple opinions on fusion vs. ADR vs. nothing. ... (3 replies)
... transfers the pressure your original discs would have handled to the facet joints of the discs that they replace. Fusion transfers pressure in either direction through the spine causing a "domino effect" of failure to the adjoining discs. ... (45 replies)
... The reason for the fusion on the disc above is because the facets were worn and wouldn't take a new disc. ... (10 replies)
... I Am happy to hear that all went well for you. I was asking the question because I had herniared disc and a redo 6 weeks later. ... (5 replies)
... have gotten worse, the tears that is. I still have good flexation and want no part of the fusion alternative. ... (10 replies)
... able to walk, and Im almost certain it will be for more than the "norm" when my back goes out on its own. Im thinking that if they can promise me a multi level disc replacement then I would do it. I know all Ive heard has been horror stories about fusion...people never being the same again. ... (10 replies)
... I have had a fusion in my neck at 2 levels that was successful. I herniated the disc above 2 years later but was able to manage it with short bouts of physical therapy. ... (5 replies)
... My condition has almost bankrupted me. Having said that I would still choose the Best proceedure for my body. If it was the disc then disc, if it was fusion then fusion. I am always amazed when people let insurance dictate what will happen to their bodies! This is not your car! You only get one back!!! ... (4 replies)
... There is a thread on this board called "The truth about disc replacement." I don't know how to put the link in this post, so you can look for it. It's very informative and I think you would get a lot from it. ... (5 replies)
... I had the Prodisc Artifical Disc Replacement in 2003, and it was one of the best things I have done for myself. ... (18 replies)
... as hypertrophied, bone spurs, whatever. A microdisc surgery, being the least invasive is the way almost anyone would have recommended as a first step, because a fusion is a BIG deal. Do you have SEVERE BACK pain, or is it mostly in the butt and leg? ... (11 replies)




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