Ok, Ill try to get right to the point on this one.. I had a micro discetomy in july which failed right away. Still in pain with most of it being in the foot.
My question is should which of those options should I consider? Im looking for kinda of a "what would you do answer". I know I know, talk to my Dr. But I have talked to a few and get different answers. Discemtomy seems like the lowest risk and is the one I would much rather do this than a fusion. But It didnt even work the first time and the MRI of both my lower disc shows black discs. No loss of height, just dead looking discs.
I would much rather do a ADR than fusion, but even then am I getting ahead of my self? I know there are many people out there worse of than I am, and have no choice to get a fusion. But I often wounder if I too should have had the fusion done awhile ago. The pain has been severe in my foot for almost 4 years now. I really need to do something.
So I guess in all my rambling on, what Im trying to ask is with really darkend "dead" looking discs... Does a mircro discetomy still have the 80% chance of working that these doctors are telling me it does? Or should I seriously start to weigh my options on either fusion or adr?