I am slated to have a TDR (ProDisc) L4-L5 and fusion L5-S1 next week and am waiting for approval from Blue Cross. So far it has been deemed experimental by BCBS but I am hoping to convince them. Has anyone had BCBS approve the TDR in NY if so I would like to get in contact, for if I can show that they have approved it before then they will be less likely to deny mine. Also if anyone has had a positive outcome from TDR that would be great to hear since it seems most people only write about the horror stories and I'm scared to death as it is!
herniated L4-L5/ L5-S1 in 2002 loading an airplane in the AF(VA won't touch TDR)
positive discogram (discs are mush), no previous surgeries but lots of PT/ Chiro/ Accupuncture/ meds/ TENS/ massage from loving husband