I'm considering going for an ADR on my L5/S1 due to pain from a stubborn annular tear.
My doctor recommends that only the nucleus should be removed as part of the surgery.
and the annuls should remain in place to work with the new prosthesis (ProDisc L).
However I am worried that I may still suffer pain if the annuals is not removed.
I would like to hear from anyone with a similar condition and procedure.