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Prodisc pops and clicks causing severe pain

chevegancchevegan Posts: 5
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:48 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I've searched the web all over. I had the prodisc done 2.5 years ago. I've suffered from popping and clicking which started a couple months after the procedure. I ignored it telling my doctors. They said it's no big deal "it's normal". How is pain normal?

If I move a tad in my sleep the click and pain wake me up immediately. I haven't had a full nights sleep in years.

Please is there anyone who has heard of or experienced this with the prodisc. There are so many failures and law suites now against them. Bad bad things happening. I don't know what to do. Please, the pain is so bad.

A little background. In 06' I had a L5-S1 fusion. In 08' I had the prodisc implant done at L4-L5.


  • I dont know what to tell you, but wanted to offer my support and tell you maybe to call your Dr and let them know, just so they can keep up with it, or offer some suggestions.. Good Luck and I will be thinking of you.
  • The ProDisc style ADR is now obsolete. Great advancements have been made in the past 24 months.
    The M6 style ADR is now the leading technology.

    I'm going to pm you the names of a couple ADR specific forums you may try joining.
    On the sunny and mild Central Coast of California

    L4-L5 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy June, 2007
    L5-S1 endoscopic transforaminal microdiscectomy May, 2008
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  • Thank you for the replies and I'm checking those links out right now. Thanks again
  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,786
    are all over the Depuy hip implant failures ... I'm sure its just a matter of time before they start in on the failed ADR's ... Fusion is still considered the "gold standard" and is much more difficult to bring a suit against due to failure of device or technique of the surgeon or hardware used. Old saying in I.T. that applies to new surgical and medical techniques.

    The cutting edge is often the bleeding edge.

    I hope things work out well for you,


  • I had the flexicore at l4-5 and noticed some clicking the first few years but not really pain just spasms. It got better over time but new nerve symptoms. Hope it gets better for you too . Feel free to pm me if you need to talk
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