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Forum: New Member Introductions 10-28-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
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, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
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, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
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, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,833
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,833
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...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-22-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By annapurna
You can get an MRI with a Prodisc; the area...

You can get an MRI with a Prodisc; the area immediately adjacent to the ADR will be distorted in the image. For that matter all metal ADRs will have the same problem to a greater or lesser extent.
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-12-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By annapurna
L5-S1 doesn't move that much, which prompts many...

L5-S1 doesn't move that much, which prompts many doctors to recommend fusion instead of ADR. The forces generated by fusing L5-S1, though, are high and prone to mess up your SI joints and hips as...
Forum: The Big File 07-15-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By annapurna
Yes. Funcrew wanted a way to get examined in the...

Yes. Funcrew wanted a way to get examined in the US. Haven't got a way to do that. On the other hand, a few years back, it was nothing to call the lab in Munich, tell them I'd be in town on these...
Forum: The Big File 07-13-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By annapurna
I don't have a US hack but there are clinics in...

I don't have a US hack but there are clinics in Europe who'd do it for you just at your request. I, Jim, had been diagnosed with osteopenia in my thirties and got DEXA scans from a Munich imaging...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-13-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By annapurna
If you think about it, though, he's offering...

If you think about it, though, he's offering fusion at levels where the thoracic spine is about to pick up and ADR at level(s) where the rest of the C-spine might be compromised by adjacent level...
Forum: International Assistance 07-03-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,833
Posted By annapurna
1) There's been debate on whether you need a...

1) There's been debate on whether you need a discogram if you're radiographically and pain/enervation symptomatic at a level. Feel free to push back on the need for a discogram on any level where...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-10-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By annapurna
One thing to think about on the long haul flight...

One thing to think about on the long haul flight from LA to Europe vs. a stop in NYC: It's pretty easy to find an option for a fold-flat seat on the long-haul flight direct from the west coast of the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-09-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By annapurna
I'm biased. Laura got her three ADRs at a time...

I'm biased. Laura got her three ADRs at a time when you traveled to the surgeon or you didn't get ADRs; because of that, it's easy for me to say that you should go to a surgeon that you trust and...
Forum: Manufacturer Product Information 05-24-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,991
Posted By annapurna
Most of the time, for fatigue tests you'd read...

Most of the time, for fatigue tests you'd read that range as the minimum load was 135N and maximum was 1350N and that each cycle went from minimum to maximum. They didn't specify that, but that's...
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 05-18-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By annapurna
There's a fair bit of stuff out there that has...

There's a fair bit of stuff out there that has unintended or secondary effects as blood thinners. That might be why you're getting such draconian direction. There's probably other reasons that...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-13-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By annapurna
To add: talk with the doctors and talk with their...

To add: talk with the doctors and talk with their offices.

Obviously, trusting your doctor is important. Having a good rapport with the office staff means you'll be able work with them and get...
Forum: International Assistance 03-28-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 439
Posted By annapurna
Icelandair - not such a good option

I'd previously mentioned in a post that Icelandair might be an option for anyone going to Europe but needs to break up the overseas flight. They're well known for connecting through Iceland and...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-07-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,049
Posted By annapurna
Ask carefully what all of the components of any...

Ask carefully what all of the components of any ADR are. Some of the non-titanium ADRs still had a titanium compound added to the bonding surface to improve integration to the bone.
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-18-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,049
Posted By annapurna
I can't see the alloy breakdown that you posted...

I can't see the alloy breakdown that you posted well enough to know how much tantalum is present. It's typically a minor alloy addition. It's relatively inert and corrosion resistant so my guess is...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-17-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,049
Posted By annapurna
It might be that Orthopedic Analysis doesn't have...

It might be that Orthopedic Analysis doesn't have a doctor on staff and thus can't give medical advice. Or, they've been ordered by their lawyer(s) to not offer such advice.

I didn't research the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-04-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,049
Posted By annapurna
This is from a while back but it's worth bringing...

This is from a while back but it's worth bringing up again. Zeegers came to the US west coast for a conference about ADR surgeries over a decade ago, back when sources of information like this board...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-02-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,049
Posted By annapurna
Obviously, the Activ-L isn't old enough for its...

Obviously, the Activ-L isn't old enough for its longevity in real life situations to be challenged. The Charite has been, though, and performed well for over 25 years since it's early days. ...
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 12-04-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,452
Posted By annapurna
We, Laura and I, have been seeing an increasing...

We, Laura and I, have been seeing an increasing use of ozone in conjunction with prolotherapy injections. I've said it before and will offer it again:the whole practice of prolotherapy is worth...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-21-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,908
Posted By annapurna
The sweating and hot flashes can be reaction to...

The sweating and hot flashes can be reaction to pain and inflammation. If you're in chronic pain, you can have systemic reactions to it that manifests like that.

With the caveat that I'm an...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-19-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,721
Posted By annapurna
This reply is from Jim; I comment because...

This reply is from Jim; I comment because osteopenia and osteoporosis is generally thought to a problem only for older women. I had a Dexa scan in my early 40's prior to knee surgery and found that...
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