If i were to go through with surgery for a c5-c6 disc herniation, which would be better for an active person who trains brazilian jiu jits? acdf or artificial disc
i've been to 6 doctors. 3 said acdf, 2 said no surgery, and 1 said mobi-c (artificial disc)
So i researched the pros and cons. with the acdf you might need another fusion due to more stress on adjacent discs, with the artificial disc you might get abnormal bone growth (heterotrophic ossification)
The dr that recommended the mobi-c told me that they put rugby players back to play with mobi-c discs.
One of the doctors that suggested fusion told me that I would not lose any mobility since the disc is lower in the neck.
What do you guys think about all this?