Re: Disappointing News!
As three level Prodisc patient, I am sorry to hear about your problems.
You might ask your Dr. about a fusion at L5-S1, and a Prodisc at L4-L5. This procedure is performed with great sucess in Europe.
Try Dr. James Yue at Yale-NewHaven Hospital In New Haven, Conn. If your Dr. could send him your films, it might be the right move. Dr. Yue is an incredible surgeon and involved with the development of the Prodisc. He has close ties to my other surgeon Dr. Bertagnoli in Munich, Germany. Both have give me a new pain free life, and I still have full range of motion.
Best of luck.