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Old 11-14-2018, 04:35 PM
Jiro Jiro is offline
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Default Hello ADR in the US?

Hi there, 41 yo male in TN here. Looking for information from anyone who has had an ADR is the US or in TN.

L4-L5 DDD and bulge.

Last edited by Jiro; 11-15-2018 at 10:16 PM.
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Old 11-16-2018, 01:33 PM
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Harrison Harrison is offline
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Hi Jiro and welcome.

There are literally thousands of members that have surgery in the US. Pls see the Surgical Outcome Forum.

If you use the advanced search feature, you can use key words, like Tennessee:

I found 58 references to your state.

Hope this helps!
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Old 12-03-2018, 03:09 AM
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GravyBaby GravyBaby is offline
Join Date: Mar 2018
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Hey Jiro,

I had lumbar ADR about 2 months ago in Florida. My insurance carrier approved it and then retroactively denied payments after I had the surgery. You can read my full story over in the ADR surgical outcome section of the forum, or click here if you like:

Since you're in Tennessee, I think the Texas Back Institute is probably closer than any doctor I could recommend down here. Try giving them a call and ask for Dr. Blumenthal. They will consult with you by phone and email if you send them copies of your records.

Best of luck buddy!
2001 - Pulled off monkey bars, landed directly on coccyx.
2006 - Sports injury that made it worse.
2016 - Multiple instances of paralyzing low-back pain.
2017 - Blew out my back on leg-press. MRI showed L5-S-1 disc herniation and grade 1 retrolisthesis.
2018 - Successful ADR surgery with Dr. Rolando Garcia using the Activ-L implant.
2018 - New pain from L4-L5, likely disc herniation with presumed facet pain and neuropathy in both feet.

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