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Forum: New Member Introductions 06-07-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,687
Posted By WakesurfMike
3 month update 2 level LP-ESP and Kypoplasty

I was limited to 10 lbs for first 3 month and now am at 25lb for at least the next 3. They say it takes a full 6 months from bone to grow into implant and reach full strength.

I finally started...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-28-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,687
Posted By WakesurfMike
overdue update-

I wanted to update everyone. This Adrsupport forum has been so helpful. I started a video blog on youtube to document my story. I am creating a documentary to help other with back problems.
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Forum: Insurance Hell 03-13-2017, 03:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,938
Posted By WakesurfMike
Update- complications

https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiscReplacement/permalink/434595793552987/Well crap! I knew my osteopenia might be a problem and it is. Well I was feeling great for the first four days had zero back...
Forum: Insurance Hell 02-17-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,938
Posted By WakesurfMike
No he meant it could be put in laterally from the side for certain levels.

I might be wrong but I believe he meant it could be put in from the side for certain levels (l4-L5). I need L4/L5 and L5/S1 so mine will be Anterior approach.

During my email conversations...
Forum: Insurance Hell 02-15-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By WakesurfMike
maybe a lawer or activL® Artificial Disc Patient Assistance Line (PAL):

I found this recommendation for a lawyer that will help with getting insurance to pay from Dr Bertangnoli web site. I am sure it won't be free.
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Forum: Insurance Hell 02-15-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By WakesurfMike
you can file a complaint with your States insurance consumer affairs

http://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/Consumers/needourhelp.htm

you can file a complaint with your States insurance consumer affairs
Forum: Insurance Hell 02-11-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,938
Posted By WakesurfMike
Smile I decided on 2 level LP-ESP with Dr Rischke

I got tired of waiting on Zeegers and I still have not found out what sizes of Freedom disc are available or don't a final. I have still been communication with him and all I know at this point is he...
Forum: Manufacturer Product Information 02-11-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,300
Posted By WakesurfMike
disc size of 28 mm X 40 mm with several wedge angles 10 mm or 12 mm height

disc size of 28 mm X 40 mm with 7 ,9, 11 degree wedge angles at 10 mm or 12 mm height

7 degree - 741

9 degree 742

11 degree 743
Forum: Manufacturer Product Information 02-06-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,300
Posted By WakesurfMike
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-21-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,938
Posted By WakesurfMike
bone density

You have to have good bone density to get an ADR. I recently found out mine is low and spent lots of time doing research on what I can do to improve mine. I wanted to post some information that...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-21-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,507
Posted By WakesurfMike
Just curious but how does the doc deal with spurring and facet arthrosis from an ante

When they put something solid in to fuse it, they restore to the height of what a normal disk would be. This takes the pressure off the nerves and the facet joints . The facet Joints will no longer...
Forum: Insurance Hell 01-20-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,938
Posted By WakesurfMike
not sure what I will do next.

Dr Zeegers insisted I get a Dexa and it shows I have osteopenia in certain parts of my back. I have started taking extra supplements no more Coke Zero for me. L1 is -1.9 T score but L4 is an-.08 ...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-20-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,507
Posted By WakesurfMike
different ways to fuse

If you do end up going with fusion at one level there are many different ways to do it. I personally would not want to deal with a second wound to heal.

I would go for this that could be done at...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-20-2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,507
Posted By WakesurfMike
I don't know of any disc that are FDA approved for 2 level lumbar

I think the reason is they legally can't do two levels ADR in the Lumbar area in the US.

I know the latest disk that was FDA approved is the Active L and it is still only for one level.
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Forum: New Member Introductions 01-14-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,563
Posted By WakesurfMike
have you looked at xiomed freedom lumbar disc?

http://www.axiomed.com/pdf/WPaperSWISSSpineReg.

The Freedom Lumbar disk outperformed all other disk.

The Freedom lumbar disk has completed the 5 year study and will hopfully get Fda approval...
Forum: Manufacturer Product Information 12-21-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,360
Posted By WakesurfMike
Have they started manufacturing Axiomed Freedom again?

I found it odd that I was having problems finding any surgeons that where using the Axiomed Freedom disk and did some more investigating. I did try the contact us on the Axiomed website over a week...
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-21-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,082
Posted By WakesurfMike
Update. I actually got approval on first request with Anthem Blue Cross

Update. I actually got approval on first request with Anthem Blue Cross
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-18-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,938
Posted By WakesurfMike
Got approved for Active L but going to try to get something better instead.

I received and Preauthorization for Artificial disk replacement surgery for Active L disc at the end of the month. This would be in Charlotte North Carolina at Carolinas Medical center.

I am...
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-09-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,082
Posted By WakesurfMike
I would like a copy of what you submited

I would like a copy of what you submitted. My Dr just submitted for authorization to Blue Cross. I am expecting to receive a denial
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-08-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 717
Posted By WakesurfMike
Judge orders insurer to pay for ADR

https://ryortho.com/2013/08/landmark-ruling-judge-orders-insurer-to-pay-for-adr/
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-06-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,687
Posted By WakesurfMike
Dr say I am a candidate for ADR

I saw Dr Coric on Dec 2, 2016 and he said I am a candidate for ADR. His office will try to get authorization but was pretty sure it would be denied.
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-23-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,070
Posted By WakesurfMike
Anyone had an ADR installed laterally or Pararectus approach ?

Anyone had a ADR installed laterally or Pararectus approach ?

Seems like healing might be faster.

Dr. Kingsley Chin MD mentions Latterally on AxioMed's Unique Freedom Total Disc Replacement...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-21-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,333
Posted By WakesurfMike
Welcome, I was in the same sitution seveal...

Welcome,

I was in the same sitution seveal years, ended up working from home with treadmill desk. I had microdisectomy got rid of that problem for 5 years. Don't rule out a simple surgery first.
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Forum: New Member Introductions 11-21-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,687
Posted By WakesurfMike
Paid someone today to drive me 6 hours to pick up...

Paid someone today to drive me 6 hours to pick up a used Perfect chair. It was a deal $425 a brown suede leather.

What really suprized me was how good the guy that sold it to me seem to be doing...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-21-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,687
Posted By WakesurfMike
still weighing option but those are my top two...

still weighing option but those are my top two for L5-S1.
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