Hello I am a 31 year old female I had an artificial disc replacement at my l4-5 in may of 2010 wiithin three weeks of surgery I had severe pain across my back at that level. I told my surgeon but he kept telling me it was a "superficial" surgery pain no matter what I said ( so frustrating ) so after a few months of that I decided I needed to find a dr that was going to listen to what I had to say.
At this point the pain has only gotten worse I also have pain from my disc at my l5 s1 in my butt, hip and left leg. I have found a dr that I love! He tells me all the facts not just the ones he wants me to know. So apparently the ADR allows my already damaged facet joints to overextend there by accelerating the damage and causing the pain I have had since almost immediately after the surgery. My questions are has anyone had the 360 fusion after having an artificial disc? My DR wants to go in thru the front and then 1 week later go thru the back fusing my L4-S1. I also am wondering how long you were out of work? I am a hairstylist and have been told I most likely won't be able to return to it
any helpful knowledge would be appreciated!