Hi there! I'm still relatively new here, but thought I'd say hello and get some feedback on mine & my surgeon's decision from today. My discogram showed my L5-S1 is in really bad shape, and my L4-5 is in bad shape. So, we're opting for a 2-level disc replacement. I've read lots on a one level TDR being done, but there isn't much out there about 2 lumbar levels being done. (My surgeon has done a 3-level before.) I'm hoping my insurance will cover this, because if it doesn't, I'll have to have a hybrid 1 level ADR and L5-S1 fusion. (Or even just the fusion. He won't do a 2-level fusion on me since I'm 27.) Either way, did anyone here have a 2-level lumbar TDR done? Or even the hybrid surgery? I'd love to hear some real patient stories!
DDD L4-5 & L5-S1 w/ herniation
Failed discectomy, 8-15-11
L4-S1 ALIF (2 plastic cages, 2 plates and 8 screws), 1-4-13
FBSS & SI joint dysfunction, 12-30-13
1 year post-op CT hardware scan & left SI joint injection, 1-17-14