I had a micro discectomy done to repair a herniated L5 S1 disc 2 years ago. I have been in pain ever since and my last MRI done about 2 weeks ago shows degenerative disc disease. The disc is basically gone Im being told. I have had a full disc replacement recommended by two different spine doctors. Im nervous after reading a disc replacement at that level tends to fail.
I have an appointment with one of the best ortho spine surgeons in the country, EDIT to remove doctors name in about 6 weeks. Im not sure what he will recommend but I have been told he has done more full disc replacements than any doctor in the country.
I'm simply looking for people to suggest some important questions to ask during my appointment with him when we are discussing spinal fusion and disc replacement.
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