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Forum: New Member Introductions 03-17-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 943
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: 241
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: 943
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: 330
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: 647
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: 1,894
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: 1,894
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: 17
Views: 3,353
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: 17
Views: 3,353
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, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,567
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, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
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, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
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, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
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, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,434
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, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,353
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, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
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, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
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, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,240
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, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,824
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, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,521
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, 05:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 712
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, 02:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,963
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, 11:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,963
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, 10:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,963
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, 10:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,963
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...
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