Has anyone heard the pro's and con's of artificial discs? I am in the process of scheduling surgery on my L5/S1, (long and painful road to get to this decision), and the specialist I am seeing strongly suggests the fusion with hardware opposed to putting in an artificial insert. He feels in my line of work the fake disc will not hold up, and he fears it will create more issues in the long run then the fusion. I know I am supposed to be more careful from here on out, and I trust him fully, but just looking to see what others may have heard.View Thread
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