My name is Josh, I am 28 years old and in need of 2 level surgery at L4-S1. My orthopedist who will also be my surgeon has recomended a hybrid set up with fusion at L5-S1 and a Pro-Disc at L4-L5. But after waiting 3 months to get an answer from BlueSheildCA they denied the claim. I know that they will cover fusion of both levels. My doctor had made it seem that the fusion surgery would not give me as good a chance as the hybrid of having a normal life and that the next level would be affected, essentially relegating me to a life time of surgery. But on a recent visit to my pain doctor told me the he thought the fusion was a good option and that with some of the failures of the ADR is was a better option. I realize there are risks in both surgerys and nothing is for sure, I just want to make an informed decision. I see that I am not even close to alone in this situation as I have seen that many of you have had either of the proposed surgery's for me. I would appreciate any advice you have especially from anyone around my age.