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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.

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Old 11-16-2018, 01:33 PM
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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:

http://www.adrsupport.org/forums/search.php

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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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:

https://www.adrsupport.org/forums/sh...ad.php?t=13945

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!
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