Artificial Disc Replacement

Discussions relating to Lower Back Pain.
Post Reply
expreg
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:38 am

Artificial Disc Replacement

Post by expreg » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:32 am

Hi Guys

Im a new kid on the block, well 37 going on 67 and currently living down under.

My history; a 4th disc herniation at L4/5 (two discectomy operations 2004 and 2008 to resolve) and a bulging L5/S1 disc. I have been off work for 5 months now with recurrent herniation after the latest discectomy.

I try to have a very active life that has been rather subdued since 2003 so I am thinking of a total artificial disc replacement on both levels to atleast have some kind of active life.

I am in the process of doing some indepth researce before I make a decision and would like to hear from anyone who has experienced (or is thinking of) this treatment, when, cost, from what clinics and the outcomes.

Thank you in advance.

Mal

Post Reply