I have been researching about how the artificial discs are better than fusio n. I know Medicare will not pay for them but would anyone know how much I would have to pay if I could afford to do so? If anyone could even lead me to a company which would give me that information about their discs I would be so thankful. I have to have a plan for Friday when I see the surgeon. I could might be able to get a loan to have this done. Thanks, friends.