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Old 01-26-2009, 02:34 PM
SandyW SandyW is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Port Clinton, Ohio
Posts: 75

For those of you who've had surgery; are you glad you did it or regret it?
Which type? Fusion or ADR
Which type of fusion or ADR?
At what spine level?
How long ago?
What finally convinced you to decide to do it? (optional).
1) Glad (even after reading about bad outcomes and still on meds, still w/pain)
2) ADR, Prodisc-C, Germany
3) C3-4, C4-5, C5-6, C-6-7
4) April 7, 2008
5) Fusion vs ADR vs Wait w/more Pain Meds (taking chance that bone density/age would make ADR impossible and might incur permanent cord/nerve damage)
**Accidents, active life-style, always some back/neck pain controlled w/ibuphrofen
2004 excessive pain, x-ray, PT, MRI diagnosis cervical DDD
**PM recommended, meds, PT, massage therapy, chiropractor, injections
**Dec. 2007 numbness and weakness in left arm/thumb, x-rays, MRI, discs at C4-7 pushing on spinal cord, fusion or ADR out of country
**April 7, 2008, discogram at C3-4, surgery 4 levels, Prodisc-C, Dr. Bertagnoli, Germany
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