I have had a failed Lamin/ Diskectomy and have been advised to consider a total disc replacement but am concerned about the severity of the surgery and the fact that the artificial disc will wear out after 10-12 years. I am 49 years old and quite active. I have pretty severe daily pain which never ends and the disc is just as herniated as before the surgery... which was a pretty horrible failure. Anyone out there who has had a total disc replacement. I have DDD ( who doesn't at our age) and stenosis.