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Forum: iSpine 07-14-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,134
Posted By Poncho
Hi Maria, I'm glad to see that your foot...

Hi Maria,

I'm glad to see that your foot healed. :)

I can't believe that I have been off here this long. Well, December 5th 2016 is when I had my 2 level c-spine Mobi-C ADR and I'm doing okay....
Forum: iSpine 02-26-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,134
Posted By Poncho
Hi Maria, sorry for such a long delay. Well I had...

Hi Maria, sorry for such a long delay. Well I had my post op visit and x-rays taken. So far I guess everything looks good. Still have the upper arm deltoid and shoulder blade issues. Hopefully, it...
Forum: iSpine 12-27-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,134
Posted By Poncho
Hey Maria, Just wow in regards to insurance...

Hey Maria,

Just wow in regards to insurance and deductibles. I *think* my deductible is somewhere around 5K. However, currently going back and forth with insurance for coverage on this...
Forum: iSpine 12-17-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,134
Posted By Poncho
Almost 2 Weeks Post-Op

Hi Maria,

Well I finally sucked it up and had the 2 level cervical artificial disc replacement at C 5-6 and C 6-7.

Of course like the lumbar surgery I had was similar to the post -op pain that...
Forum: iSpine 11-06-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,134
Posted By Poncho
Thanks Maria, I appreciate your responses. I...

Thanks Maria, I appreciate your responses. I hope that this will help someone else out there too. I may just have to try one of those numbers.

Now, the continued waiting.....
Forum: iSpine 11-05-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,134
Posted By Poncho
2 Level Cervical ADR

Hi Maria, well 2 level ADR it is at C5-6 and C6-C7. A waiting insurance approval. I haven't called Mark yet. I don't think I have his number anymore. I hope he's okay. Just haven't seen him much...
Forum: iSpine 10-07-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,134
Posted By Poncho
Thanks Maria, :) Ya know what's weird about...

Thanks Maria, :)

Ya know what's weird about this is my arm pain has settled down quite a bit over the last couple days (that's when I start thinking.....Am I bad enough for surgery yet?) ...
Forum: iSpine 10-01-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,134
Posted By Poncho
Well, I had a appointment with a neurosurgeon...

Well, I had a appointment with a neurosurgeon this past week. He has recommended a fusion or artificial disc at C5-C6 and C6-C7. He did admit to me though that he has not placed many artificial...
Forum: iSpine 09-08-2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,134
Posted By Poncho
Thanks Maria, well where I live locally, I'm...

Thanks Maria, well where I live locally, I'm just looking for an opinion due for that date end of September. Now for the other neurosurgeon in Cincinnati, I sent my films to him. I have not seen him...
Forum: iSpine 09-05-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,134
Posted By Poncho
Maria, I'm glad you are able to manage your...

Maria,

I'm glad you are able to manage your pain well.

Anyways, here are the results of my cervical MRI:

Impression:
Bulging disc material with superimposed disc protrusions along the left...
Forum: iSpine 08-28-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,134
Posted By Poncho
Thanks Maria, I appreciate your response. ...

Thanks Maria,

I appreciate your response. The surgeon I think I want to lean toward (we'll see) is the one in Cincinnati.

I have PMd Mark from here, but haven't heard back from him yet. ...
Forum: iSpine 08-27-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,134
Posted By Poncho
Facing 2 Level Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement vs Fusion

Well, I have been down this road before with the lumbar spine, now the cervical spine. I believe I had mild symptoms with shoulder blade pain that would come and go for months, but had no idea at the...
Forum: iSpine 08-13-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,691
Posted By Poncho
Hi There Mcneely, Thought I would circle...

Hi There Mcneely,

Thought I would circle back around to see how your husband is doing.

I hope he is getting back on his feet again.

Poncho
Forum: iSpine 07-29-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,691
Posted By Poncho
Hi, I'm a lumbar with 2 ADRs now having...

Hi,

I'm a lumbar with 2 ADRs now having cervical issues.

I hope you husband has had some improvement since the last post.

How many discs did he have replaced?

I'm curious to know who...
Forum: iSpine 07-24-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,769
Posted By Poncho
Hi Maria, I haven't reached out to him yet. ...

Hi Maria,

I haven't reached out to him yet. Hoping this will heal on its own. Going to start PT this week. If that doesn't work try chiropractic (non-manipulative) and go from there.....well......
Forum: iSpine 07-17-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,769
Posted By Poncho
Thanks Maria, It is good to hear from you...

Thanks Maria,

It is good to hear from you too!

I trying to read through posts to get caught up here.

It will be interesting to see what is new in spine technology.

In the meantime, I'm...
Forum: iSpine 07-16-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,769
Posted By Poncho
Unhappy Cervical Issues

Hello, well it has been a long time since I have corresponded on here. Some names are the same, but I do see new as well.

For those of you who don't know me, I'm a lumbar spiney who eventually...
Forum: iSpine 08-30-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,454
Posted By Poncho
I agree with Maria. Figuring out pain generaters...

I agree with Maria. Figuring out pain generaters can be tricky in and of itself. However, once this is firgured out and treated correctly....It can make life more able to deal with when it comes to...
Forum: iSpine 08-30-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,869
Posted By Poncho
TENS Unit

Hi there,

The TENS unit did help when set at the right setting. Make sure they show you all the settings it has. (yes - I did go to work with it as a nurse with wires and all). It all depends...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 03-08-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,430
Posted By Poncho
Thanks Maria and Jsewell, I am glad to hear...

Thanks Maria and Jsewell,

I am glad to hear Maria that the spinal issue are getting better on their own. Unfortuneately, it takes time. 10mg methadone I think is doing pretty good.

Judy - I...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 02-24-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,430
Posted By Poncho
8 yrs Post-Op in May - Prodisc L4-5 L5-S1

It has been awhile since posting last. This May will mark 8 years that helped turn this spiney around - but still keeping fingers crossed.

I has also been about 10 years that I began to work with...
Forum: iSpine 10-24-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,047
Posted By Poncho
Hi Mark, The Lido Patches helped me as well....

Hi Mark,

The Lido Patches helped me as well.

The only drawback was a couple times left it on for waay too long (trip to Austria) and became quite nauseated.

Otherwise - I had a pretty...
Forum: Community Support - NSR 02-01-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,060
Posted By Poncho
Not from Southern Cal here (Ohio native) - but...

Not from Southern Cal here (Ohio native) - but looking for an excuse to get the hell out of the icebox - LOL.

I have been ot So Cal once to meet with Mark and Dr. B. Such a beutiful area and very...
Forum: Surgical Outcomes and Blogs 02-01-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,877
Posted By Poncho
We are sooo not a clique - we are all in this together

Dear Dr.,

I am so sorry you felt this way - perhaps right now - not.? After seeing some of the responses?

Cliques are for the places we work (for many of us our jobs caused us to become...
Forum: iSpine 07-06-2009, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,748
Posted By Poncho
Hi Jchebert, I don't get on here much...

Hi Jchebert,

I don't get on here much anymore - unfortunately my time management skills for the past year or maybe two have been horrible.

However, after reading this - if this physician...
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