Has anyone had a diagnosis of IDR? My surgeon says it is relatively rare and I am having trouble finding much recent information on this condition. The only paper I found on it is quite old, a study by Crock in Australia. My L5/S1 disc is completely gone now, with severe modic changes to endplates.
I am having ALIF in January with Cadaver bone, no hardware. I am concerned about recovery - 41 y/o female with 4 kids and work part-time now due to constant pain/inability to sit(desk job). My doc says 4-6 week recovery, but I am seeing that most people have problems for months.
2006 - L5/S1 laminectomy/micro-discectomy