I just had my a disc in my spine replaced. It's a relatively new procedure here in the U.S., and I'm blown away at how my recovery has been. For anybody that has had to deal with chronic back pain, and yet young enough to lead an active lifestyle, this seemed like such a great alternative to lumbar fusion.
I don't know why I'm telling you any of this, but I guess my geekiness has spilled over to advances in medicine as well these days.
Maybe I should to back to univerisity and start refocusing my talents and energies elsewhere.
Yeah, maybe not.
Link (DePuy/Johnson & Johnson) here