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Forum: New Member Introductions 08-27-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,937
Posted By pittpete
Sorry, i wasnt angry or offended. But yes...

Sorry, i wasnt angry or offended.
But yes information is power and so is being able to self diagnose:beer:
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-24-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,937
Posted By pittpete
I had L4-S1 fused 4 years ago. Im doing fine...

I had L4-S1 fused 4 years ago.
Im doing fine and wished i had did it earlier.
I had arthritic facets after 2 discectomies so i don't believe ADR would've totally relieved my symptoms. My facets...
Forum: Insurance Hell 05-04-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,264
Posted By pittpete
If you have a 401k you could borrow $$$ from...

If you have a 401k you could borrow $$$ from there or early withdrawal for a hardship. Borrow from family members. Start a gofundme page. Refinance or home equity loan.
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-06-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,037
Posted By pittpete
Take a look -...

Take a look - http://www.artificialdiscreplacement...nt-videos.html

I watched the whole thing...
They make it look so easy...
I had L4-S1 fused and it took a little under 3 hours.
Forum: Insurance Hell 10-16-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,576
Posted By pittpete
I had L4-S1 fused 2+ years ago.. I'm doing 100x...

I had L4-S1 fused 2+ years ago.. I'm doing 100x better than presurgery.
No reason to remove hardware if it isnt causing issues.
Forum: The Big File 06-07-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,036
Posted By pittpete
Nothing but Highlanders for me..

Nothing but Highlanders for me..
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-24-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,513
Posted By pittpete
Could be some central stenosis also

Could be some central stenosis also
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-17-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,736
Posted By pittpete
I had 2 level PLIF with my facets removed at...

I had 2 level PLIF with my facets removed at L4-S1.

My Questions:

-for those who have recovered from surgery, has your mobility come back? meaning; are you able to bend, reach, twist without...
Forum: Manufacturer Product Information 03-01-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,328
Posted By pittpete
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Forum: Manufacturer Product Information 02-28-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,328
Posted By pittpete
Perhaps i overlooked it but what levels are the...

Perhaps i overlooked it but what levels are the LP-ESP used at in lumbar?
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-20-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,526
Posted By pittpete
Just curious but how does the doc deal with...

Just curious but how does the doc deal with spurring and facet arthrosis from an anterior approach?
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-14-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,868
Posted By pittpete
Not to scare you, but theres always the...

Not to scare you, but theres always the possibility that you have a disc bulge or herniation at another level.
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-02-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,361
Posted By pittpete
This pretty much explains a lot. ...

This pretty much explains a lot.
http://www.chirogeek.com/000_Anular_Tear_1.htm
I've followed this guy for 10+ years
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-21-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,089
Posted By pittpete
Awesome:beer:

Awesome:beer:
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-19-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,964
Posted By pittpete
I've always thought or read Surgeon experience...

I've always thought or read
Surgeon experience > device
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-11-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,361
Posted By pittpete
Ive had 2 microd's and never had a discogram I...

Ive had 2 microd's and never had a discogram
I would Never allow a healthy disc to be compromised:chainsaw:
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-30-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,083
Posted By pittpete
Spondylolisthesis depending on grade is a...

Spondylolisthesis depending on grade is a contradiction to ADR
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-03-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,279
Posted By pittpete
Before my fusion i had testing done for titanium...

Before my fusion i had testing done for titanium by my own request.
Not sure if all allergists can test for it.
They taped a titanium coin to my upper back and pleaded with me not to lose it...LOL
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-01-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,909
Posted By pittpete
No wonder i couldnt find any recent info..Good...

No wonder i couldnt find any recent info..Good luck
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-31-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,909
Posted By pittpete
http://www.whichmedicaldevice.com/by-manufacturer/...

http://www.whichmedicaldevice.com/by-manufacturer/263/614/cadisc-c
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-22-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,097
Posted By pittpete
My incision is around 5 inches. Doc used same...

My incision is around 5 inches.
Doc used same incision as my 2 previous discectomies at L4-S1.
Some muscle is cut but they are spread apart using retraction.
Retracting muscles for a 3+ hour...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-20-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,097
Posted By pittpete
Surgery Monday morning and left Thursday...

Surgery Monday morning and left Thursday afternoon.
I could've went home Wednesday but chose to stay.
I honestly thought the surgery would be worse.
I was up walking around on Wednesday.
I took a...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-20-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,097
Posted By pittpete
My facets were pretty bad at L4-S1 MRI and CT...

My facets were pretty bad at L4-S1
MRI and CT showed moderate facet hypertrophy on right side.
Felt like pinching, burning always aching.
At first the more mobile i was the better it felt.
My...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-04-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,769
Posted By pittpete
Dr Bitan doesnt do ADR any longer. If you're...

Dr Bitan doesnt do ADR any longer.
If you're looking into ADR then you need to go to an ADR doctor.
If you have DDD then you need to assess the condition of your facet joints.
Easiest way is to...
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-04-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,769
Posted By pittpete
James Yue at Yale helped develop the Activ-L ...

James Yue at Yale helped develop the Activ-L
Definitely contact him
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