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Forum: New Member Introductions 01-11-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,529
Posted By rhatzy
Kendra, This is a very scary situation....

Kendra,

This is a very scary situation. I had L3-4 and L4-5 done and it was the hardest decision I had to make. However, I had no where else to go. I was literally at the end of my rope...
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-23-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 40,229
Posted By rhatzy
people need houses and cars and food and maybe a...

people need houses and cars and food and maybe a cell phone or two and can't get by without a big sreen hd tv. I say lets tax the rich, take all their money, so the rest of us don't have to pay for...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-11-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,303
Posted By rhatzy
Lynne, You have to ask yourself what the...

Lynne,

You have to ask yourself what the options are. You have two bulging discs which are pinching your nerves. After awhile, the discs could shrink and shrivel up and maybe decompress the...
Forum: Insurance Hell 11-08-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 40,229
Posted By rhatzy
Madison, Jefferson and the rest were brilliant...

Madison, Jefferson and the rest were brilliant men who understood government but also most important human nature and their writings and views are still relevant today. It's a shame that most of our...
Forum: The Big File 10-22-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,112
Posted By rhatzy
In the US? at least $50,000 for a one level.

In the US? at least $50,000 for a one level.
Forum: The Big File 08-24-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,763
Posted By rhatzy
Lisa, Stenum and everyone there are...

Lisa,

Stenum and everyone there are great and you will have the best care and get a great ADR. I had two lumbar mavericks put in back in january 08 at Stenum and am now totally pain free....
Forum: The Big File 08-23-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,073
Posted By rhatzy
I know a couple of people who had cervical ADR....

I know a couple of people who had cervical ADR. It all depends. One was riding a thousand miles on her bike at age 60, 8 weeks after surgery. Everyone is different. I'd say you 'd be ok and may need...
Forum: The Big File 08-18-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,579
Posted By rhatzy
Afriend of mine who had L4-5 and L3-4 done in...

Afriend of mine who had L4-5 and L3-4 done in January 08, is back to squatting over 300 pounds. He is a weight lifter/body builder/trainer. He says he is back to his original weight and training with...
Forum: Insurance Hell 08-16-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,174
Posted By rhatzy
The problem with health care is that government...

The problem with health care is that government have been involved in it too long. They should just get the heck out of it. Do they think there is an endless supply of MDs? The GP's are leaving in...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-30-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,807
Posted By rhatzy
Iron782, That's great! I have seen...

Iron782,

That's great! I have seen where worker's comp has paid for multi level ADR.

Mark
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-29-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,807
Posted By rhatzy
You can get multi level ADR here in the US and in...

You can get multi level ADR here in the US and in Europe. Insurance won't pay for it and it will be Very expensive here in the US. I had a two levels and I know people who have had up to 4 levels, 2...
Forum: Manufacturer Product Information 07-27-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 21,258
Posted By rhatzy
Maddie, I know for a fact that the...

Maddie,

I know for a fact that the maverick is Chromium and Cobalt. Not sure if there maybe other small amounts of anything else. I have talked with medtronics before on the phone about other...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-27-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,807
Posted By rhatzy
Kate, Will you be getting one or two...

Kate,

Will you be getting one or two ADRs? If you have two bulging discs, you might want to get them both done. Also what disc are you looking at? Prestige and prodisc are the two that are...
Forum: The Big File 07-26-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,033
Posted By rhatzy
If you are having them in the states, they are...

If you are having them in the states, they are more than likely prodiscs. They have a good track record. As to getting back in 3 and a half months, maybe. Some do and some don't. It took me 6 months...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-30-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,355
Posted By rhatzy
lkkoh, Again, I went to Stenum because of...

lkkoh,

Again, I went to Stenum because of the disc and they were great.

Mark
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-29-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,355
Posted By rhatzy
They are all good but different prices and they...

They are all good but different prices and they use different discs. I went to Stenum because I wanted the Maverick disc and they happen to be a little cheaper that the rest. I am 16 months with my...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-27-2009, 02:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,355
Posted By rhatzy
hi, I know that my company (self funded,...

hi,

I know that my company (self funded, administered by bcbs)has approved a one level cervical ADR. Two level anything ADR in the US is your dollar. You have to be sure your discs are your...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-10-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 37,376
Posted By rhatzy
Symara, I think one discectomy is...

Symara,

I think one discectomy is enough. I don't know if there was a partial laminectomy(hemilaminectomy) that came with your discectomy but if there was, you probably have a lot of scar...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-13-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,658
Posted By rhatzy
With all your previous surgeries, you could have...

With all your previous surgeries, you could have some problems with scar tissue buildup. I know I did and they went in with a tiny endoscope and remove a lot and freed up a nerve.

Mark
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-01-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 37,376
Posted By rhatzy
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Hi,

Welcome to this site. Actually, You are probably a good candidate for ADR. I had two discectomies, one at two different levels. One problem you might have is scar tissue buildup from your...
Forum: The Big File 04-28-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 29,283
Posted By rhatzy
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poonav,

Welcome to the site. There is a ton of information on here and it can be very confusing. You first have to decide what you are willing to live with then find out what option is best...
Forum: The Big File 04-17-2009, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,919
Posted By rhatzy
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Hi,

Yes, it is a very confusing choice when dealing with your back. First, I believe microdiscectomy most likely will help but will just prolong the inevitable. Plus they will remove bone and...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-10-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,850
Posted By rhatzy
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Arabella,

I was in a lot of pain after my surgery. I was able to control it with percocet but I started having new pain. I couldn't sit because it felt like I was sitting on glass. It was...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-09-2009, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,850
Posted By rhatzy
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Hi,

I had a discectomy at age 38 and I was great for 11 years ubtil the disc above it herniated. I also discovered that the previos disc was even worse. I was looking at a 2 level fusion...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-04-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,536
Posted By rhatzy
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Jessica,

You will find a lot of info and opinions on this site and will have to make a decision, one that is right for you. First, you must have a pretty progressive doctor for him to advise...
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