I had a ruptured disk at L5-S1 I'm 40. The prognosis the doctors thought would be easy, do a laminectomy and a disectomy . We’ll they did the laminectomy and when the surgeon was in there is said the disc had so much movement that he changed his mind about the Disectomy. That was 2 years ago, I felt better but I still had pain there. Over the 2 years I have had countless epidurals with no relief till I finally went to see a different surgeon in Atlanta. I thought they bungled it the first time around. That they should have done the discetomy. I saw a pain doctor and she said yep your disk is still ruptured and could be the cause of the pain.
We’ll I saw the doctor today and he agreed with what the first doctors had done.
But there’s always a but, my disk was now had DDD and he thought that was the problem. He said I could do it the non surgical way, exercise, etc…… I’ve tried that it hurts. He said only Etna will cover a ADR and he said he has seen a lot of ADRs break and either need to do it again. He also said a fusion with the Dynesys that I would be a good candidate for that.
Has anybody heard any good success stories from Dynesys? Is it like the flex fusion?