I'm most likely headed to surgery for a reherniation of my L4-L5. I've been told that it would most likely be a fusion. I know a lot of people that have had fusions with continued pain and disability and I will do just about anything to avoid a fusion. I've been looking into artificial disc replacement . Europe seems to be light years ahead of the US in this area but that financially is not something I can afford to do, going to Europe. Does anyone have any experience with lumbar disc replacement in the US?