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Old 02-01-2009, 12:52 AM
Michelle Michelle is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Colorado
Posts: 67

I'm glad I did it-regret what brought me to it!
Prodisc ADR at L4-5
Done 2 years, 4 months ago
I was in extreme pain, and my only options were fusion or ADR. At my age, (only 27 at the time) I didn't want to start a chain reaction up my spine leaving me immobile by 60! I figured that if ADR failed, the level could be fused without removing the disc, leaving me no farther behind than going straight to fusion. I have my life back, even though I still have about 20-25% of the pain. It's still worth it for what drastic improvement I did get- and ask me if I'm happy 7 years and 8 months from now when I don't have adjacent level degeneration!
Herniated disc lifting at age 19
Laminectomy at L4-5 in 1998, repeat in 2001 same level
13 docs, 9 PT's, 8 Epidurals, 3 trigger point inj, 1 Facet Block, 1 Acupuncturist, 3 Chiros and 1 child later, had L4-5 ProDisc placed 9-19-06 by Dr. Janssen in Denver, CO. Facet rhizo March, 2007, November 2007, January 2009
Had healthy baby boy #2 in Dec 2008 with use of some meds during pregnancy and nursing.
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