Hi, I had a failed lamin/ disc. and am pretty much in constant lower back pain and sciatica. I have been considering my various options.It has been 2.5 years of almost constant pain which limits my ability to work and enjoy an active lifestyle. Need to do something!
I am also looking into a disc replacement but am concerned about the severity of the surgery, they put the device in via your abdominal region which involves moving organs and major blood vessels. The device also only last about 10-15 years ( they believe). So given I am in my mid 40's, it is likely that I am going to need a repeat operation.
Fusion does not seem like a great option given my once active life style, and desire to have one again.
Has anyone had a disc replacement? Any advice or comments?