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Old 06-01-2015, 01:50 AM
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Default Advertising/testimonials for successful ADR surgery

If you were asked to participate in the marketing of a particular disc via personal testimonial, would you do it? This could involve being in a video or printed materials (with or without your picture).
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2012-14 Right arm/shoulder/neck pain and numbness, headaches, and nerve pain gradually becomes debilitating. Medications ineffective and PT impossible due to pain. Old MRI re-read, diagnosis of C4-6 herniations.
Jan 2015 2 epidural spinal injections ineffective.
Feb 2015 2-level ADR C4-6 with Mobi-C with DrPeterson in Austin (approved by BCBSTX)
May 2015 Microdiscectomy for herniated L4/5
Oct 2015 L4/5 ESI ineffective, microdiscectomy "redo"
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:38 PM
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Default To clarify..

And to clarify, I am not looking for someone to do this, but I may be approached for this and am trying to decide if there are any cons to participating that I might not have thought of.
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2012-14 Right arm/shoulder/neck pain and numbness, headaches, and nerve pain gradually becomes debilitating. Medications ineffective and PT impossible due to pain. Old MRI re-read, diagnosis of C4-6 herniations.
Jan 2015 2 epidural spinal injections ineffective.
Feb 2015 2-level ADR C4-6 with Mobi-C with DrPeterson in Austin (approved by BCBSTX)
May 2015 Microdiscectomy for herniated L4/5
Oct 2015 L4/5 ESI ineffective, microdiscectomy "redo"
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:36 PM
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Brandis, I would do it if you are happy with the results.

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Car Accident 2002 - Small Herniated Disc C3/C4
1998 Larger Herniation and Cervical Fusion C3/C4
2005 Herniation C4/C5 - 40 epidural steroid injections from Oct 2005, - Oct, 2007
2008 - Foraminotomy at C6/C7 on left side
Feb, 2010 - Cervical Fusion C4/C5
Dec, 2010 - Lumbar Fusion L3/L5
2013 - Bulge on C5/C6; herniation C6/C7 right side
Mar 26, 2013 - Foraminotomy at C6/C7 on right side
May 5, 2015 - ADR with Dr Blumenthal of TBI for C5/C6 using Mobi-C

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Old 06-01-2015, 11:10 PM
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I would want to wait a bit longer to see the long term outcome/success of my surgery first. I would hate to come out supportive only to have complications later and have them say well you gave such a great review before.
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53 yr old female 5'7" 141 lbs. non-smoker conservative treatments failed
2007 fusion @ C4-6 peek cages, failed due to long term use of cox-2 inhibitor
2008 revised C4-6 donor bone, plate & screws
2009 fusion with Roi-C @ C3-4
2015 MRI & CT mjr ddd @ C6-7, segmental kyphosis at C7-T1, 2-level M6-C prosthesis by Dr. Clavel Barcelona Spain
2019 H.O. formed behind M6-C @ C6-7 left nerve rt & in spinal canal.
2020 Revision C6-7 to a cp-ESP prosthesis by Dr. Schmitz Dusseldorf Germany
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:21 AM
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The end being to make others aware of ADR, I would participate.
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C3/4 & C6/7 - M6 ADR, Nov 2009, Barcelona
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:49 AM
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Yes, I bring up ADR any time the opportunity comes up. I want to spare others from what I have gone through. If that is the end result; that is what's important
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53 yr old female 5'7" 141 lbs. non-smoker conservative treatments failed
2007 fusion @ C4-6 peek cages, failed due to long term use of cox-2 inhibitor
2008 revised C4-6 donor bone, plate & screws
2009 fusion with Roi-C @ C3-4
2015 MRI & CT mjr ddd @ C6-7, segmental kyphosis at C7-T1, 2-level M6-C prosthesis by Dr. Clavel Barcelona Spain
2019 H.O. formed behind M6-C @ C6-7 left nerve rt & in spinal canal.
2020 Revision C6-7 to a cp-ESP prosthesis by Dr. Schmitz Dusseldorf Germany
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:32 AM
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yes i would do an advertisement for the M-6 or the Freedom disc if i had one of them and i need about 5. since both are "Made in the U.S.A." i would be helping create jobs too.
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2007 mri revealed all but 2 discs of entire spine are either bulged, some torn, a few herniated and compressing foramenal nerves or chord c3-4 fusion. myelomalacia at 2 levels, facet arthropathy, spinal and foramenal stenosis, yadda, yadda...
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Old 06-02-2015, 01:07 PM
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yes i would do an advertisement for the M-6 or the Freedom disc if i had one of them and i need about 5. since both are "Made in the U.S.A." i would be helping create jobs too.
HA! That's a great point!
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53 yr old female 5'7" 141 lbs. non-smoker conservative treatments failed
2007 fusion @ C4-6 peek cages, failed due to long term use of cox-2 inhibitor
2008 revised C4-6 donor bone, plate & screws
2009 fusion with Roi-C @ C3-4
2015 MRI & CT mjr ddd @ C6-7, segmental kyphosis at C7-T1, 2-level M6-C prosthesis by Dr. Clavel Barcelona Spain
2019 H.O. formed behind M6-C @ C6-7 left nerve rt & in spinal canal.
2020 Revision C6-7 to a cp-ESP prosthesis by Dr. Schmitz Dusseldorf Germany
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:07 AM
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Default I did it

Well, after really considering all of the struggles I've read from people on this message board about insurance coverage and having to take out massive loans just to alleviate their pain, I decided to do this. I talked with LDR and told them my story, and they are going to let me know what the next steps are.

I did consider the fact that I am only 4 months post-op and I may still have complications at some point down the road. But if this marketing can make a difference for just one person, I think it's worth it. Sometimes I feel like I need a "Ms ADR" sash or an "ask me about ADR before fusion" shirt so I can spread the word to those people who feel like fusion is their only option.
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2012-14 Right arm/shoulder/neck pain and numbness, headaches, and nerve pain gradually becomes debilitating. Medications ineffective and PT impossible due to pain. Old MRI re-read, diagnosis of C4-6 herniations.
Jan 2015 2 epidural spinal injections ineffective.
Feb 2015 2-level ADR C4-6 with Mobi-C with DrPeterson in Austin (approved by BCBSTX)
May 2015 Microdiscectomy for herniated L4/5
Oct 2015 L4/5 ESI ineffective, microdiscectomy "redo"
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Old 06-20-2015, 02:31 PM
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Default really awesome

there is not much more to say. Let us know about the next step. Thank you for doing this!
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53 yr old female 5'7" 141 lbs. non-smoker conservative treatments failed
2007 fusion @ C4-6 peek cages, failed due to long term use of cox-2 inhibitor
2008 revised C4-6 donor bone, plate & screws
2009 fusion with Roi-C @ C3-4
2015 MRI & CT mjr ddd @ C6-7, segmental kyphosis at C7-T1, 2-level M6-C prosthesis by Dr. Clavel Barcelona Spain
2019 H.O. formed behind M6-C @ C6-7 left nerve rt & in spinal canal.
2020 Revision C6-7 to a cp-ESP prosthesis by Dr. Schmitz Dusseldorf Germany
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