Originally Posted by backem
If you are getting two more opinions, that's great. That's an abundance of caution. Assuming the two new surgeons have all of your records and information you can see if they give you the same recommendation as doctor #1. It seems to me you are doing the right thing by getting a couple of other opinions.
Have you thought about the artificial disc replacment? I had it done and it was great for a time. I work were I work in a prison and was on a riot team. Due to the abuse of my body fighting offenders etc.... The disc faild. I had to have several surgerys. If I had a diferent job it probably would have worked. You might want to look into it.