15 months ago I was in an auto accident and had a burst compression fracture of T12. It hasn't healed properly, so my doctor is recommending a corpectomy or transversectomy. I think it is similar to a discectomy except they replace the vertebrae. 6-8 hr. surgery, 5-10 days in hospital, 60-75% chance of significant improvement. It's a big decision and I'd like to talk to someone who has been there to get some advice. Surgery or not?