ADR Prodisc Surgery
I had the ADR prodisc surgery in October 2003. It was one of the best decisions that I made. I decided to become a research canadate to see if the prodisc will work. I am happy to report its almost 10 years since the surgery and I would do it again in a heart beat. I am still a research canadate and had X-rays taken last week. I was informed by the researchers that though the Prodisc was approved by the FDA, insurance companies will not pay for it. I ask Why? Then I thought how about writing to the insurance companies, and tell them how this surgery helped me. I have no clue on how to begin this process. Before the ADR surgery I was falling so much that I had to walk with a cane. I was losing more work time, and that really bothered me as I love my job. I can feel both of my legs, and I am now working full time. I am walking everyday without pain, that is a bonus. My back will ache from time to time, but if I take an advil it goes away. I want to tell people that there is hope out there, especially when a fusion is out of the question. I had 3 discs damaged, but with the prodisc surgery the other 2 discs are doing well. I also wanted to tell ppl that there is hope, and I am a living testimate for that.
I had the prodisc surgery at level L4-5 on October 9,2003. I have L3-4 and L5S1 starting to go bad... but will look into that in the future. Epideral blocks are helping.