I am informing the neuro-surgeon in the morning about which surgical route I am going to take. He seems optimistic about the fusion but is willing to do the ADR also. I am 32 years old and want to be able to stay physically fit after my recovery, along with golf and hiking.
I have my mind made up on the ADR, however, if there is anyone that swears by the fusion, please let me know your reasons.
As for the ADR, does anyone have any recommendations regarding the Prestige vs Prodisc? I have heard that the Prodisc can be taken out in the future for a new generation. My doctor mentioned something about the Prestige 2 in a couple of years but I can't wait that long. I know none of these are currently as good as the M6 but I am active duty military and will not be allowed to travel to Germany for surgery and pay out of pocket..
I appreciate your words of wisdom!