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... The reason for the fusion on the disc above is because the facets were worn and wouldn't take a new disc. ... (10 replies)
... HI and welcome! Fusions are done more in the US than ADR because ADR was just approved by the FDA just a short while ago. Many insurances will NOT pay for this procedure. ADR has proven to very positive for cervical replacements, but there is MUCH controversy over using ADR for lumbar replacement. There is all kinds of information on the web to support this. What... (6 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)
... 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)
... S1. For three years now, all the surgeons I've seen all assumed that was the disc causing me all the sciatic and lower back pain. When doing the discogram.. my current surgeon was surprised at what happened. ... (10 replies)
... I have read horror stories about fusion. I am curious, has anyone had thier disc replaced and if so what were the results. Also has anyone had fusion to one area and disc replacent to another area and if so wich would you perfer? ... (5 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 can't tell you anything about fusion or ADR because I was not a canditate for either. But I can give you some insight on discograms. ... (10 replies)
... es, as well as the low back. Also, my hamstrings are really tight and inflexible. I will try everything else imaginable before I'll ever do surgery, especially fusion surgery, as I have also heard the horror stories. Does anyone here do pilates, yoga, strength training, etc., as an alternative to surgery? ... (10 replies)
... over the one below it which usually results in sciatic nerves being pinched, resulting in the pain that runs down the leg, etc. Depending on the severity of it, fusion is really the only choice as the spine has to be stablized to keep the vertebrae from sliding again in the future. ... (10 replies)
... is the Doctor that the Doctors use forthier back surgeries so I know I was in good hands. I'd try the disctomy before the fusion if it were me. This board is great, lots of nice folks here also, so it's always nice to get some imput from folks who actually went through the surgery. ... (5 replies)
... I have a 2 level fusion and I am NOT one of the horror stories. I was disqualified for ADR because of facet deterioration, which I tried to get for 5 years. ... (5 replies)
... Artificial disc replacement --a procedure done routinely in Europe, particularly Germany, but for a variety of reasons, is less popular in the US. (8 replies)
... 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)

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