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... I talked to my very expensive, very congenial orthopedic spinal surgeon who has a flock of fellows following him around, and he advised against an artificial disc replacement for my situation. ... (3 replies)
... The only advice I would have for you is to be very sure that the surgeon you are planning on using for disc replacement is very experienced with this particular surgery. ... (3 replies)
... t maybe I just needed time to recover and heal...etc. I've tried chiropractic care and also prolotherapy injections, both lead me no where. I'm hoping to get the disc replacement as soon as I graduate in hopes to use the summer to recover and get my bills squared away before I go unemployed. ... (3 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 am a bit older but still "young" for major back stuff....I was 33 in Aug when I had a fusion. I do think it was the right call for me but I def did try everything else first and knew I could trust my doc. I'm still not 100% but I do think it was the right call....I needed my life back and the pain had taken it (no accident, just degenerative disc). I'd just warn to be... (3 replies)
... Wow, scary info you gave but very informative and as a fellow back sufferer who is having disc replacement of L5 and 3 disc fusion within the next few weeks I am scared to death. I have no choice and I guess my answer to your question is yes I have to.. ... (45 replies)
... Ok we went for a second opinion today for disc replacement and the specialist we saw told us that my husband's discogram showed the L4 pain on a scale from 0 to 10 was a 6, and the L5 was a definate 10. So, he doesnt really know what is best for him. ... (29 replies)
... Hi! I just had IDET on 1/25/08. I think you are making it out to be far worse than it is. The biggest problem with IDET is that it has not been put through rigorous studies, and the success rates aren't all that great (maybe even only 50%). But the RISKS are almost none. In every study that's been done there have been no complications. My recovery has been pretty easy. ... (23 replies)
... also, for anyone who has had the disc replacement, how has the recovery been? ... (23 replies)
... S1 and disc replacement at L4 about 4 weeks ago. ... (13 replies)
... S1 and a pinched nerve for around 2 years and finally I get to the point where more than one surgeon says that I'd be a perfect candidate for artificial disc replacement and my insurance company has at least so far, denied me. ... (35 replies)
... Hi,I too,was told i would be a good canadate for disc replacement but he said my downfall was that i smoke a half pack of cig. a day,and that i've been taking opiots. for so long i have 2 bad discs,my L4 and L5 . ... (45 replies)
... D. Lynn, Do I ever need to speak with you ASAP!! I can empathize with your position. I have the Charite implants, multi-level @ L4-5 and L5-S1. I am impressed at the amount of information you have in your post and would like to learn from you where you went to get it all. I had my surgery on 4/1/05. Prior to the surgery I didn't have access to the internet to do my own... (45 replies)
... I am only 38 years old and dread the idea of having possible surgery with either a disc replacement or fusion, or having a an implant to shock the nerves. I am at my wits end and don't know what to do. ... (2 replies)
... years ago and was the best thing I did, now L4 disc has degrat. and two neoro drs. advised I have a L4 level fusion. I am very nervous about this, anyone have any suggestions? ... (0 replies)
... That feeling has not subsided since Sept of last year! I had MRIs, XRAYs, CT scans, and discogram etc. All the pictures show perfect placement of the disc replacment. ... (9 replies)
... Hello Newbie, I was just researching on the internet and came across your post and I found it very interesting. I am not sure if you have already had surgery as I saw you were going to have it done in may but I am a 28 yo that is a nurse and am going through somthing very similar. Last summer I hurt my back playing softball. I have been out of work for the past year because I... (10 replies)
... has anyone ever been authorized by their workers comp ins.co. to go overseas for a replacement disc? ... (0 replies)
... is not with positioning but the amount of disc space that increases from having to jack open the space to fit the artficial one in. ... (2 replies)
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Feb 10, 2016
... years old I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, bulging discs and premature arthritis. ... (1 replies)


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