Hi Everybody,i'm not sure if i'm in the right place on the forum for this type of advice/help I need ?? but i've always found everyone on here in the past very friendly and helpful. live in England and my spinal consultant has recommended spinal fusion for my degenerative damaged L5 disk.This was diagnosed In June last year with a discogram procedure i've tried nerve/disk/epidural injections and none have worked for my chronic lower back pain.I also suffer from severe bouts of sciatica which travels from my lower back down my right leg into the bottom of the foot this is also extremely painful and im now classed as disabled due to this spinal problem.I have never ever thought or discussed fusion with my consultant and I would never have this kind of operation due to a very low success rate and the high risks.I know of 3 people who have had fusion and they are actually worse off now than before the operation.Im only in my 30s and my whole life has been turned upside down since an accident I had at work.Anyway here in the UK at present they do not perform total disk replacements and as I always come on this brilliant website for advice im wondering would it be possible to travel to America and get a disk replacement ?? Any help would be greatly appreciated.