Just a quick back ground - May of '07 I fell off a ladder and herniated 5 discs, 2 cervical and 3 lumbar. In Feb '08 I had a 2 level ACDF. On Nov. 10 I will be having a 3 level Flexible Fusion w/ laminectomy. The ACDF was about 80% successful. I can live with the pain I still have in my left shoulder. The lower back pain is my worst enemy right now! :''( I can only hope this next surgery is as successful. I have never heard of a "flexible fusion" so I was wondering if anyone else has.