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View Poll Results: How many problematic spinal segments do you have – or did you have? Note: a “problem” means
One Level 41 19.90%
Two Levels 68 33.01%
Three Levels 50 24.27%
Four Levels 17 8.25%
Five Levels 12 5.83%
Six Levels 5 2.43%
Seven Levels 3 1.46%
Eight Levels 4 1.94%
Nine Levels 3 1.46%
Ten + Levels 3 1.46%
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:18 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by cervie queen:
But then, maybe we should do a survey on age: onset and surgery or present......
That would be very interesting, I would love the results of that survey
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:49 PM
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Hi everyone,

I almost forgot about this important poll, as it did not stay "sticky" during the migration. Please vote if you have not yet done so. Here's the original post:

As so many people appear to have multilevel disc disease, I thought it would be interesting to start a short survey which tracks this sad issue. Please respond to the question below, and feel free to comment as well.

When you read the question, please think about your past and present condition. E.g., if you had 3 levels replaced, and all your other spine segments are "good," then choose "Three Levels."


Thanks!
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:36 PM
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Harrison:

I am confused if you are asking us to restate our original position here. If that is the case; I am a 4 level disc recipient.

I am two years out from surgery on November 4th.

Terry Newton
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:54 PM
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1 level; but yet to recieve disc replacement..... believe it or not, I'm waiting on insurance approval! Hehe, me and half of this forum are waiting on that, not holding my breath either.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:34 AM
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Thanks you two! No, I was just asking people to vote in the poll if they have not already....

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Old 11-03-2008, 04:24 PM
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Four levels needing ADR, (two cervical, two lumbar) with a fifth adjacent in the lumbar area that's not bad enough 'yet'.
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C3/4-5/6- Mod. ant., severe posterior bulging w. nerve root compression. Sev. narrowing of spinal canal with cord compression.

L4/5/S1- Mod. narrowing, bulging disc, significant hypertrophy of flava lig.

Highly allergic to all metals.

NEW: 3/16/2010: Successful surgery in Brazil w. Dr. Pimenta; Nuvasive NeoDisc at C5/6, and XLIF & ALIF at L4/5/S1 w. PEEK cages. No rods, screws, plates. Non-metal lumbar ADR not available at present time, so went with fusion.
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:20 PM
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My view is

Trauma, genetics , Lifestyle (SMOKING) either all one or some Maz
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pain remains in shoulders and neck but is better than before (level 2-6)
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:20 PM
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I need one level, C5/6, but will probably need C3/4 and C4/5 some day as well. C3-5 have very mild problems right now though and I don't believe they are causing many, if any, of my symptoms.
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:47 PM
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Two levels, L4/L5 and L5/S1.

Looking into either two level fusion or ADR at L4/L5 and fusion at L5/S1.
Scared to think about the possibility of further degeneration.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:21 PM
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Default Five levels

Hi All.

Five levels L2 to S1 and c3-c4 so faron ADR? fusion? In January

Thanks

Gil
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