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Forum: New Member Introductions 09-05-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,871
Posted By drewrad
It is my belief that most ADRs are stronger than...

It is my belief that most ADRs are stronger than the natural anatomy. The real risk is natural anatomy and misplaced ADRs. As for durability, these things seem rugged. As for jujitsu, I know a...
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 06-19-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,153
Posted By drewrad
TRT, HG and Bone Density

Hello, haven't checked in for awhile. Doing good. Almost three years since my surgery.

Was curious if anyone has tried GH or Deca? I have been on medically prescribed TRT for over three years...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-23-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,023
Posted By drewrad
Ouch. Those look painful. Hope your feeling...

Ouch. Those look painful. Hope your feeling better!!!
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-20-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,680
Posted By drewrad
I'm a three level hybrid. Clavel fused my L5/S1...

I'm a three level hybrid. Clavel fused my L5/S1 and inserted two M6s above that. That was 2.5 years ago.

He said my sacral slope was too steep.
Forum: International Assistance 12-22-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,581
Posted By drewrad
My surgery was quick for a 3 level lumbar hybrid....

My surgery was quick for a 3 level lumbar hybrid. 1 hr 45 minutes. My surgical notes had my upper two disectomies being done at the same time at 3/4/5 with ronguers. Then halo was lifted up and...
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-22-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,800
Posted By drewrad
BTW, I have pics of the M6L for the L5/S1 on my...

BTW, I have pics of the M6L for the L5/S1 on my Instagram page. A real one they use.
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-22-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 16,800
Posted By drewrad
Get a metal analysis first. CoCroMo may or may...

Get a metal analysis first. CoCroMo may or may not be for you, depending on how your body responds to it. Titanium is better IMO.
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-22-2016, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,720
Posted By drewrad
I'm a three level lumbar hybrid. Have been for...

I'm a three level lumbar hybrid. Have been for awhile now. Clavel did L5/S1 fusion and two M6s above.
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-02-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,741
Posted By drewrad
Any risks that those screws could halo or loosen?...

Any risks that those screws could halo or loosen? Perhaps not as much since there's mobility invovled? What does he use besides rods in conjunction with the pedicle screws? It looks like it has...
Forum: International Assistance 08-10-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,960
Posted By drewrad
Yep. Me too, I'm afraid. Money wasted....

Yep. Me too, I'm afraid. Money wasted....
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-02-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,921
Posted By drewrad
Vacation or NGO work re Dr Clavel, Philly? ...

Vacation or NGO work re Dr Clavel, Philly?

Anyway... I would say you sound too healthy for this kind of surgery. That is my take for what I am hearing. Way too healthy. Just my opinion.
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Forum: New Member Introductions 06-14-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,163
Posted By drewrad
I consulted with a French neurosurgeon regarding...

I consulted with a French neurosurgeon regarding this device before I made the choice I made.

The problem with this particular device is that viscoelastic ADRs IMO should have a keel due to the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-14-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,025
Posted By drewrad
Time to fire up some consults. Get at least...

Time to fire up some consults. Get at least three. See if you can locate a consensus among them. Good luck.
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-14-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,710
Posted By drewrad
Walk. Moderately. Slow gait. Lose some weight,...

Walk. Moderately. Slow gait. Lose some weight, if that's an issue. Should help for facets as well as inflammation. Eat lots of organic vegetables. Walk some more. Get some sunshine. Vit D...
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 05-26-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,406
Posted By drewrad
Oz, I have heard about the stem cell...

Oz, I have heard about the stem cell prolilferation post fasting, even on one day fasts. If you do them regulary, there is an on-going benefit. Its not only just about losing weight.

Before I...
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 05-23-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,406
Posted By drewrad
I read a study that people who took a regimen of...

I read a study that people who took a regimen of glucosamine/chondroitin versus those who didn't resulted in the first group having less long term need for joint replacement surgery with marked...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-21-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,911
Posted By drewrad
Mine was much worse so take heart! 4/5 looks...

Mine was much worse so take heart! 4/5 looks like your problem but get that verified. There are two problems that can potentially occur; 1) That you do too much surgical intervention that wasn't...
Forum: International Assistance 05-18-2016, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,644
Posted By drewrad
Could be interesting!!!

Could be interesting!!!
Forum: International Assistance 05-17-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 101,091
Posted By drewrad
Can't wait to see your X Rays. Dr. Clavel is...

Can't wait to see your X Rays. Dr. Clavel is unreal in his placement of the M6s. It always looks amazing.

PM me if you need to talk. Being alone isn't bad if you're built for it. Some...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-17-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,645
Posted By drewrad
Okay, so tell us... what procedure did Dr...

Okay, so tell us... what procedure did Dr Bierstedt perform on you? It sounds like cervical. Was it multiple M6s? Was it a hybrid fusion? Was it a single level?

Also, show images both later...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-16-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,645
Posted By drewrad
Explain, what 'went wrong' so we can get a better...

Explain, what 'went wrong' so we can get a better understanding here SADR. Then, we can help you better.

Sorry to hear of your problems.
Forum: International Assistance 05-16-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 101,091
Posted By drewrad
It is your time now. It has come. You have...

It is your time now. It has come. You have chosen wisely IMO. This may sound strange, but enjoy your time there.

There is nothing to worry about now.

Keep us updated on your...
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 05-13-2016, 02:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,054
Posted By drewrad
How To Counteract Bone Spurs and Arthrosis

Just from what I've read so far, hydration is key towards eliminating uric acid crystallization. Also, juicing vegetables combined with eating raw citrus especially lots of grapefruit, lemon and...
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 05-13-2016, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,314
Posted By drewrad
I am looking forward to trying the Rapid Response...

I am looking forward to trying the Rapid Response by Amerdon tomorrow. I talked to the maker of the product Sharone. She used it initially for horses and dogs who were not able to move. Humans can...
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 05-10-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,314
Posted By drewrad
Supplements Post ADR

You need to rebuild your soft tissue aggressively. Your facets will articulate differently post ADR. You need to 'puff up' the synovial fluid in your zygapophyseal capsules that have been stretched...
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