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Forum: New Member Introductions 07-20-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,013
Posted By bwink23
1. He said this to me just one month ago when i...

1. He said this to me just one month ago when i was getting a second opinion on continued pain in my low back. Maybe he meant putting ADR's in the lumbar spine, but was OK with cervical? I don't...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-17-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,433
Posted By bwink23
I recently did the Orthopedic Analysis Metal...

I recently did the Orthopedic Analysis Metal Allergy Test, Panel 2...1 year and 4 months after 2-level ADR neck and 2-level fusion,ADR in back...all M6 discs.

I too like many others here am...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-09-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,013
Posted By bwink23
Dr. Frank Phillips?? The same Phillips who told...

Dr. Frank Phillips?? The same Phillips who told me "Whoever is putting these things in (artificial discs)....pause, "It's a joke."

Literally, this is what he said to me.
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-15-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,032
Posted By bwink23
I too had a hybrid fusion done, a fusion at L5-S1...

I too had a hybrid fusion done, a fusion at L5-S1 and ADR at L4-L5. It has been 1 year and 4 months, and unfortunately i did not fuse at L5-S1. I just had an anterior plate put on. My spondy was no...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-11-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,741
Posted By bwink23
I don't believe Spondy is a contradiction, it...

I don't believe Spondy is a contradiction, it depends how much it is and what caused it. I have read that Grade I with minimal slip for ADR is doable, as long as their is nothing going on that would...
Forum: International Assistance 06-11-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,205
Posted By bwink23
I googled "RIO-S" and came up nothing, what is...

I googled "RIO-S" and came up nothing, what is that? Is that an anterior cage? Are you sure Dr. Bierstedt is saying he wants to do an anterior fusion here? He may be saying a posterior fusion with...
Forum: International Assistance 06-11-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,205
Posted By bwink23
Do you know the grade level, 1 thru 4, of your...

Do you know the grade level, 1 thru 4, of your spondylolithesis? What caused it, do you know? Any fractures in your spine? I too have a small Spondy, grade 1 at 2mm. I have a pars defect on my left...
Forum: International Assistance 05-29-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 68,031
Posted By bwink23
Isn't it amazing...Mobi-C is brand new here, and...

Isn't it amazing...Mobi-C is brand new here, and he says he used it 10 years ago. :uhoh: welcome to the United States....FDA approved
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 05-26-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,574
Posted By bwink23
A very simple solution i have learned from a...

A very simple solution i have learned from a reputable forum is to take Clomid at 25mg for 3 months. This is an answer to males with low sperm count, but also increases testosterone in your system. I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-20-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,297
Posted By bwink23
Since your friend is in Texas, why not go to...

Since your friend is in Texas, why not go to Texas Back Institute and let Dr. Zigler or Blumenthal do it? It wouldn't be an outrageous travel, and they are the most reputable when it comes to ADR...
Forum: International Assistance 05-20-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 68,031
Posted By bwink23
How is that Mobi-C working out for you? Notice...

How is that Mobi-C working out for you? Notice any unusual noises when rotating? One lady on here said she could sometimes hear what appeared to be a "squeaking" sound.
Forum: International Assistance 05-20-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 68,031
Posted By bwink23
That's a good choice waiting for Dr. Zeeger's...

That's a good choice waiting for Dr. Zeeger's opinion. I would throw any surgeon's opinion out if they don't do any ADR surgeries. They simply don't have the skills, knowledge or understanding. Not...
Forum: International Assistance 05-20-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 68,031
Posted By bwink23
Cynlite, Your strength is being tested. I...

Cynlite,

Your strength is being tested. I must say, you are doing a @!@@ing amazing job dealing with all of it. You are by far the most meticulous i have ever seen in your research. I mean...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-18-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,597
Posted By bwink23
Colorado babe, May i ask why you chose an...

Colorado babe,

May i ask why you chose an anterior fusion at L5-S1 vs. any other type of fusion offered for your condition. Most people don't go anterior for fusion unless something drastic is...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-12-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,995
Posted By bwink23
You will need a lot of patience and a lot of time...

You will need a lot of patience and a lot of time to get better. You will have feelings and sensations you have never felt before before. Be sure to take your meds you've been prescribed to keep...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-10-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,995
Posted By bwink23
I couldn't walk on my left leg prior to surgery...

I couldn't walk on my left leg prior to surgery without it going dead, and my mri's never showed nerve impingement or stenosis. I still get some sciatica sometimes, but the pain and dysfunction...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-10-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,995
Posted By bwink23
I had an EMG done once, but it seemed a bit...

I had an EMG done once, but it seemed a bit bogus. How can an EMG confirm you have "permanent nerve damage." ??

I know they strap you to a machine and stick you with needles that send electric...
Forum: The Cutting Edge 04-27-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,054
Posted By bwink23
This is the same hospital i had both my hip...

This is the same hospital i had both my hip arthroscopic surgeries done at. It's a good facility.
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-03-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By bwink23
Henry, yeah, i am pretty much an outlier...

Henry,

yeah, i am pretty much an outlier in regards to the non-emergency medical care. Unfortunately, i can only afford 3 more months of it, then will have to drop it and go on wife's insurance...
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-01-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By bwink23
Henry, I sent everything the first time...

Henry,

I sent everything the first time around. All supporting documentation for prior conservative treatments leading up to surgery, proof of self-payment, letter of medical necessity,...
Forum: Insurance Hell 09-01-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By bwink23
Frank, No, there was no reduced amount that...

Frank,

No, there was no reduced amount that i could see. The only thing they didn't cover was the co-pay and hotel stay, and 1 year management....I sent around 62,500 over to Spain and got almost...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-31-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By bwink23
Anthem BCBS paid 100%, minus co-pay

HI...i got dual neck and back adr surgery covered 100% minus a $550 co-pay by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. My surgery was by Dr. Clavel at Quiron hospital, a preferred provider under them. You can...
Forum: Insurance Hell 03-14-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 878
Posted By bwink23
Did you call to verify coverage at all with...

Did you call to verify coverage at all with BlueCard WorldWide before surgery?
Forum: Insurance Hell 02-27-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,443
Posted By bwink23
I contacted BlueCard Worldwide. They said I was...

I contacted BlueCard Worldwide. They said I was covered, as did my home policy...I verified that nonemergency care was covered and I w as planning spinal surgery.. Some people depending on policy are...
Forum: Insurance Hell 02-27-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,443
Posted By bwink23
My plan is a PPO for care within the United...

My plan is a PPO for care within the United States. Not sure how they handle claims outside the U S. I'm gonna push for in-network benefits citing Quiron being listed as a preferred provider. My...
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