I live in Mexico and after being diagnosed with DDD my neurosurgeon tried many different treatments for my lower back pain for over 6 months with no success. After reviewing my MRI with an orthopedic surgeon he said I would be a good candidate for artificial disc replacement surgery which would be alot less invasive and painful than a spinal fusion surgery. The surgery was done on April 18 and I am now a little over three weeks post op. I am taking Voltaren Plus and Neurontin for some inflammation and nerve pain in my hips but am doing really well. I would say I am 65% improved compared to before the surgery. I am doing physical therapy and being able to walk quite a bit during the day. I am feeling very optimistic that this surgery was exactly what I needed as I seem to be getting a little better every day. Has anyone else had this surgery and what was your experience. Would love to hear about other experiences with this type of surgery. Hope all is well with all of you.