I have had 2 different discectomy's on L4/5. First in 1998 and second in dec 08, along with laminectomy. Both on same level. I have been in constant pain every since. Sometimes it has gotten so bad I have collapsed from the nerve pain. I have recently sought help from another neurosurgeon. He has done a nerve block which has helped some. He ordered discogram and it came back positive, and he told me I am a candidate for spinal fusion. However this scares the crap out of me! I am moving to Indianapolis from a small town in Michigan in a week. My fiancee will be teaching high school and I am to stay at home to take care of our 4 month old. I am very interested in ADR compared to fusion. Anyone know of any doctors that do this surgery in Indy? And what insurance companies cover it? As of now we have Humana and they don't cover it. We will be switching insurance companies this fall, and I'm hoping it will cover it. Anyone who has had ADR would you please share your thoughts with me, or anyone who has had the fusion. Any feedback would be appreciated on both, from the research I have found it seems that ADR is much better. I use to be an very physically active(basketball, running, golf) and can now barely walk. I have a mild bulge disc at L5-S1 but he didn't think it was an issue, just the L4/5 level. Thanks everyone!