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Old 10-21-2009, 12:08 PM
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Default Great Film!

Originally Posted by Harrison View Post
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Finally, after two years of hard work, the high definition DVD is ready for global distribution! Getting Back on Their Feet was produced and created by the Arthroplasty Patient Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. This film provides a comprehensive perspective on the spine motion preservation technology called artificial disc replacement. It is uniquely designed for people considering major spine surgery (especially ADR) and provides insights from experienced patients.

Produced and narrated by an artificial disc patient (umm, that would be me...) the film follows the journey of seven spine patients who offer candid stories about the struggles, decisions, challenges, and victories they faced along the way.

Getting Back on Their Feet walks the viewer through all the stages faced by a patient choosing to undergo spinal surgery with artificial disc replacement:
  • Problem realization
  • Pain management
  • Diagnosis
  • Exploring options
  • Decision making
  • Surgery
  • Post-op recovery
  • Support
  • Looking back
The Arthroplasty Patient Foundation was founded in 2007 to empower patients and help them research the range of treatments available for their spine dysfunction, whether device-based, biological, or naturopathic.

See the trailer here:

Your contribution to obtain this ground-breaking DVD is tax deductible. Start the secure ordering process here:

There's much more information to come in the next week. Thank you to the people that contributed to this landmark film -- especially the patients interviewed!

I just wanted to let you know that I watched the video this morning and was very impressed. There is something very powerful about having other people understand exactly what you are going through and who can offer experience, strength, and hope. I am meeting with my surgeon, Dr. Hyun Bae, who works with Rick Delamarter in Santa Monica, tomorrow to discuss the surgery and Axiomed study. I will either receive the freedom disc or prodisc. Surgery has always scared me, but I am at the point where I know I can't continue like this forever. I really appreciated the film and would like to get additonal input as I go through this process. Of course, I would be happy to help others too. Are you available to speak directly? I saw your cell number, but didn't want to call without asking first.


Steve New ADR Candidate
Prodisc/Freedom Disc Study
Injured Back Sept. 15, 2003
L5-S1 Herniated Disc, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Discogenic Pain, Degenerative Joint Disease, Sciatica
Chronic Muscle Spasms of Qudrates Lumborum, Piriformis, Gluteal & Psoas Muscles

I appreciate input about ADR for L5-S1, especially questions I should ask and what I should expect with surgery and recovery. Thanks.
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