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Forum: New Member Introductions 07-18-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,776
Posted By annapurna
That's, unfortunately, a loaded question. Most...

That's, unfortunately, a loaded question. Most ADR designs don't have any inherent resistance to physiologically correct motion directions. That is, if a natural disk allows you to move your spine...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-14-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,776
Posted By annapurna
"It has been the pattern that when we fix...

"It has been the pattern that when we fix something, something else breaks."

Watch for that because it could be true for multiple reasons. Any or all of the following could be creating that kind...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-13-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,776
Posted By annapurna
First - I can't give you a guide for making a...

First - I can't give you a guide for making a decision. How you decide to rank different risks and different types of risk is something personal to you but I can point out a few things.

I've...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-05-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By annapurna
Do you know the degree of annular tearing? Are...

Do you know the degree of annular tearing? Are you leaking fluid out of the disk or is it primarily internal tearing?

There have been some ideas suggested if the disk is still retaining fluid. ...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-26-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,604
Posted By annapurna
My experience with Whatsapp is that the person...

My experience with Whatsapp is that the person you're contacting needs to want to be contacted. Using Skype to call an international phone number worked better for the cold call to get someone to...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-20-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,604
Posted By annapurna
Bertagnoli at ProSpine in Bogen is still...

Bertagnoli at ProSpine in Bogen is still practicing and accepting patients. We didn't actually get to the point of contacting him so I can't help you with any thoughts about ease of reaching his...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-12-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,141
Posted By annapurna
Feeling testy today? Obviously the post...

Feeling testy today?


Obviously the post worked
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-29-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,107
Posted By annapurna
I can't say but Laura and I've found many US...

I can't say but Laura and I've found many US doctors of various types who hide behind guidelines and "rules" to avoid tasks they do not wish to do. The telediagnosis you're seeking isn't 100%...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-03-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,107
Posted By annapurna
To be honest, I suggested those two because, if...

To be honest, I suggested those two because, if remember correctly, both offer remote diagnosis through film review and phone call/Zoom/whatever. I wouldn't fear to have either work on my back but...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-28-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,998
Posted By annapurna
GD, your signature has a couple of worrisome...

GD, your signature has a couple of worrisome things in it. Between spondy, DDD and facet damage, you've got a lot going on and may not be able to get ADRs. What I'd suggest is getting copies of...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-01-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,377
Posted By annapurna
About a decade ago, Zeegers was presenting at an...

About a decade ago, Zeegers was presenting at an event in California and threw up a MRI image of a patient, properly marked out so the audience couldn't tell who it was. One disk looked horrible on...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-12-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,466
Posted By annapurna
If you can't find an upright MRI within...

If you can't find an upright MRI within travelable distance, you might see if a weighted MRI is available. It's a prone MRI but has a backpack-style arrangements of straps that can apply force...
Forum: International Assistance 07-05-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,222
Posted By annapurna
Two thoughts, if they might help. First, it...

Two thoughts, if they might help. First, it sounds like you need a direct flight from anywhere in the US to Barcelona plus a flight from DFW to the international flight departure point within the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-16-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,088
Posted By annapurna
German, not Australian. Technically, maybe...

German, not Australian. Technically, maybe Austrian but ProSpine is in Bogen, Germany.


The approach of stem cell injections to treat incipient degenerative disk disease is offered by a number...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-16-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,088
Posted By annapurna
It's been a lot of years since Laura had to...

It's been a lot of years since Laura had to address this question but she also has a L5S1 Charite ADR and a partially degenerated L4-5 disk. At the time the thought was that a second surgery would...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-11-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,985
Posted By annapurna
There's not a whole lot of people weighing in so...

There's not a whole lot of people weighing in so I'll try to give a more general perspective. True failures of ADRs, where you get worse than you were prior to the ADR, generally fall into (1) you...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-17-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,825
Posted By annapurna
It's also worth remembering that the nerves heal...

It's also worth remembering that the nerves heal from the RF ablation. If you don't have a plan to fix the area, you'll be back in the same position in 2-3 years, more or less, when the nerves shut...
Forum: International Assistance 03-09-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,378
Posted By annapurna
I just got back from London on business travel. ...

I just got back from London on business travel. Didn't go anywhere near Spain but the tone of the travel industry in London was one of fear and tension. What I'd suggest is, if you do push ahead...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-18-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,825
Posted By annapurna
I feel that this is overly simplistic bad advice....

I feel that this is overly simplistic bad advice. Surgery has risks and can make a problem worse or leave you in pain with no recourse. Obviously, because we're talking about getting surgery to fix...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-18-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,005
Posted By annapurna
To add to the dermatome chart, I'd suggest: ...

To add to the dermatome chart, I'd suggest:


Metal allergy testing, particularly nickel, chromium and titanium. The latter is very rarely a bad problem but the first two have cropped up a bunch...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-28-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,319
Posted By annapurna
Typically, the hybrids that you'll find discussed...

Typically, the hybrids that you'll find discussed here take place when the surgeon places both ADR and fusion at the same time. Less often is the ADR followed by fusion, and even less often than...
Forum: International Assistance 10-09-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,089
Posted By annapurna
Do you think that they might have a bias? We did...

Do you think that they might have a bias? We did okay with USPS but you have to factor in the effect of going through Customs. Fill out the forms wrong and your package, no matter how innocuous,...
Forum: International Assistance 10-08-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,089
Posted By annapurna
We used USPS Global Express. It's often cheaper...

We used USPS Global Express. It's often cheaper than UPS but fast delivery with tracking.
Forum: International Assistance 09-03-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,365
Posted By annapurna
Activities of Everyday Life with High Spinal...

Activities of Everyday Life with High Spinal Loads

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4035320/ (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4035320/)
Forum: International Assistance 09-03-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,365
Posted By annapurna
While I agree with the basic premise: every ADR...

While I agree with the basic premise: every ADR has its pros and cons, I do need to comment on your statement about forces on the ADR. If you're living a normal life, you're putting 300 lbs of...
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