Hi all. Just got back from my post-op appt. after MicroD..3 1/2 weeks post. I thanked him for saving my life of pain agai n and told him I no longer have severe leg pain (numbness, vibtating, and some pain) but have always had right-sided low back pain...he told me if within three months of recovery after this last surgery he may consider doing a Artificial disc replacement (Arthroplasty)...reasons being I also have disc degeneration and other issues with my L4 too besides L5S1.
Wondering if anyone here has had this done, and what was there outcome, downtimes..etc. i will totally consider this after researching it a bit online..but want to hear from others who have REALLY experienced it.
he also told me that my rupture was SO LARGE this last time, that he not only removed the disc that was ruptured but had to actually go INSIDE the disc to get pieces that were broke off in there. I requested copies of my records cuz I want to see for myself...since I didnt know this before I left the hospital. i knew recovery seemed a bit longer, but It's good to always have our records right?
Thanks to anyone who can respond.