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Old 05-22-2011, 09:09 AM
neo63 neo63 is offline
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Im trying to find someone that has had ADR more than two years ago. I would like to know if any complications to date and how they feel as far as mobility.
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:25 PM
annapurna annapurna is offline
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Laura's had hers for about seven for L5S1, 4 for C56 and 1 1/2 for c45, assuming my memory is correct.
She's been reasonably well for complications. Pretty much the only thing was that the ADR didn't make her perfect. She still fights with too much mobility and residual pain but that pain is to the point where prolotherapy every few months and heating pads deal with it. I don't think she's needed pain meds for over a year, independent of the pain from prolotherapy sessions. Don't take her as representative of the population, though. Her cervical ADRs were done very early so a complete recovery was a great deal more likely when compared with someone who dealt with pain for years prior to their ADR.
Laura - L5S1 Charitee
C5/6 and 6/7 Prodisc C
Facet problems L4-S1
Knee, Shoulder, Toe, Finger, Elbow Problems

Jim - no spine problem but lots of other fun medical challenges

"There are many Annapurnas in the lives of men" Maurice Herzog
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:32 PM
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Harrison Harrison is offline
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Default Seven years out

I am seven years post op, but had some tricky, devastating post-op complications - hospital acquired pneumonia which went untreated & undiagnosed. Despite these challenges, I figured it out and my spine is great; I am pain-free.
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Fell on my ***winter 2003, Canceled fusion April 6 2004
Reborn June 25th, 2004, L5-S1 ADR Charite in Boston
Founder & moderator of ADRSupport - 2004
Founder Arthroplasty Patient Foundation a 501(c)(3) - 2006
Creator & producer, Why Am I Still Sick? - 2012
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