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Old 11-02-2021, 10:48 PM
dmoney_montreal dmoney_montreal is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2021
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Default New here. Thanks for welcoming me

I’m a 42 year old male With back problems for the past 7 years. In the most recent 3 years I have gone through episodes of acute pain, resulting in having to take meds to subside nerve pain in the legs, being out on my back for 3-5 weeks at a time, barely being able to move.

In the past year I have managed to alleviate most of the pain with conservative methods to proper movement and so forth, but residual pain and inability to be active like I’d like has led me to ADR.

Here is my report from ONZ.

Diagnosis:

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) (dehydrated disc, loss of disc height, herniation) at level L4/5, L5/S1.

Surgical Treatment Plan:

Total discectomy by anterior surgical approach and disc replacement with an artificial mobility disc at level L4/5, L5/S1.

I have a buddy who is there right now getting his procedure done, one level only, but I am hoping to be able to do mine in the new year.
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I’m a 42 year old male lbp for the past 7 years. In the most recent 3 years I have gone through episodes of acute pain, resulting in having to take meds to subside nerve pain in the legs, being out on my back for 3-5 weeks at a time, barely being able to move.

ONZ. Diagnosis:

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) (dehydrated disc, loss of disc height, herniation) at level L4/5, L5/S1
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Old 11-08-2021, 05:40 PM
Cheryl0331 Cheryl0331 is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 888
Default Always....

Please, always get at least a 2nd and or 3rd opinion.
Personally, I thought ONZ was rude and much more expensive.
Germany has many other excellent surgeons. Dr. Desai, Schmitz. I have seen both Clavel in Spain and Schmitz in Germany.
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54 yr old female 5'7" 147 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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