I'm new to this site. I have not had surgery or any alternative treatment other than pain management. I have consulted with a neurosurgeon, will be going to my neurologist tomorrow to discuss some issues, maybe get some injections and I have an appointment with a highly recommended Dr. at a local spine and scoliosis center for a second opinion at the end of this month. I'm doing my research. The neurosurgeons plan is a 2 level acdf using allograft material and self absorbed plate/clips.(He states studies have shown that outcome of using allograft vs. autograft are about the same) I have difficulty with bruising and healing due to anticonvulsant meds (visiting neurology office to discuss this) so I worry about the success of the graft. Need info on synthetic bone void filler (i.e. Vitoss)which I have heard very little about it being used. Neurosurgeon didn't know what it was which I found odd. It pops up readily under general topics about spine surgery etc.. through various search engines. Also, artificial discs, I know there are or were some issues with them but limited knowledge base. I'm not leaning heavily toward this but still would like to know more. Detailed experiences welcomed. Thank-you.