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Forum: New Member Introductions 11-27-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Harrison
Jack offers some helpful advice, but I am not...

Jack offers some helpful advice, but I am not sure what he means about inferior disc types. I am 15 years post-op with a Charite disc. It has done me very well. Still others have done really well...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-27-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Harrison
Hi Emily, Thanks for posting and sharing....

Hi Emily,

Thanks for posting and sharing. Sorry about your situation, I hope we can help!

When you can, pls see:

https://www.adrsupport.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11053

Let me know if...
Forum: ADR Frequently Asked Questions 10-08-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By Harrison
Community Guidelines

What are they? Why are they relevant?

I put a lot of time into them many years ago. The are found here:

http://www.adrsupport.org/forums/guidelines.php
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-14-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By Harrison
Post I agree with Jack has said about experienced...

I agree with Jack has said about experienced surgeons in Europe, who are more inclined to do multi-level procedures. That said, ADR has been performed here in the US for 19 years. You can cash pay...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-06-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By Harrison
Post Welcome and thanks for posting. For more...

Welcome and thanks for posting.

For more than 12 years now, I've been ringing the bell on the importance of NSAIDS after cervical ADR. This can drastically decrease inflammation and pain. Perhaps...
Forum: The Big File 07-25-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By Harrison
Post Thanks for posting this, interesting.

Thanks for posting this, interesting.
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-11-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By Harrison
Question Oh my gosh, five levels. Any news since your post...

Oh my gosh, five levels. Any news since your post from July 2?
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-22-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By Harrison
Post John, hey just curious about your thoughts...

John, hey just curious about your thoughts regarding your doctor selection. Why have you not considered American surgeons? Hundreds have been performing ADR since 2000.
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-12-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 690
Posted By Harrison
Post Stephen, The surgeon is the one who will...

Stephen,

The surgeon is the one who will decide if the modic changes are too severe to warrant disc replacement. Have you been worked up for Lyme disease or other infections? See this (and others)...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-21-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By Harrison
Post Hi Brian, Maybe you found the information by...

Hi Brian,

Maybe you found the information by now? If not, the advanced search should help you find what you need:

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

Also, the international forum...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-09-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By Harrison
Please see this topic: ...

Please see this topic:

https://www.adrsupport.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11053

Thanks.

PS: Moved this topic, it was in the wrong forum.
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-20-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By Harrison
Post ACDF, The bone density of your veterbrae is...

ACDF,

The bone density of your veterbrae is important to know for any doctor to address any spinal issues. E.g., you can have an excellent T score of your femur (typical), but had TERRIBLE bone...
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-05-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,054
Posted By Harrison
Post Good luck with your procedure and recovery!

Good luck with your procedure and recovery!
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-04-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,054
Posted By Harrison
Exclamation GKTM300, what you said about surgical training...

GKTM300, what you said about surgical training for US doctors is false. Docs here have been performing ADRs since 1999. I received mine in 2004.

Frugality has little to do with Robb's issue; your...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-20-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
Posted By Harrison
Post Hey 40something, Welcome and congrats on the...

Hey 40something,

Welcome and congrats on the approval! When you can, pls see:

http://adrsupport.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11053

Let me know if you need help. :wiggle:
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-05-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By Harrison
Post Hi Aln, welcome. It's only my opinion, but...

Hi Aln, welcome.

It's only my opinion, but there should be no rush to perform PT. I would wait at least eight weeks. In fact, many people have been injured by starting to early!

And you need...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-10-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,502
Posted By Harrison
Leipan, It's been years since I was really...

Leipan,

It's been years since I was really close to the OR techniques, so I will only speculate based on what I learned from patients within this community.

1) adhesion barrier: the adage "less...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-01-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,054
Posted By Harrison
Post Rob, in 2004, I had a one-level ADR at L5-S1. I...

Rob, in 2004, I had a one-level ADR at L5-S1. I also appealed to BCBS and got the entire procedure covered.

You should be able to get covered OK. And there are many surgeons throughout the US that...
Forum: Insurance Hell 12-21-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 902
Posted By Harrison
Post Appeal Assistance Now Offered

Hey everyone.

I started this board in 2004. Way back then, I helped a few people with their appeals. It was hard work.

I decided to try again. Effectively today, I will offer my services for a...
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 12-21-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,572
Posted By Harrison
You cannot lose with any of these treatments! I...

You cannot lose with any of these treatments! I had several in Mexico three years ago. It's worth repeating that ozone is also antibacterial.
Forum: The Big File 12-20-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 852
Posted By Harrison
Exclamation Under reporting of patient harm

Very interesting article:

How medical device harm is concealed

The Implant Files identified three critical failures that lead to underreporting of patient harm from implanted devices of all...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-07-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,742
Posted By Harrison
Post Hey Jeff, When you can, please see this...

Hey Jeff,

When you can, please see this post:

http://adrsupport.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11053

Let me know if you need help. ;)
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-01-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,742
Posted By Harrison
Smile Hello Jeff and welcome. You seem to be on the...

Hello Jeff and welcome. You seem to be on the right track, just keep digging. And networking among patients here.

Depending on the degree of instability and abnormal movement, you could be...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-28-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,502
Posted By Harrison
Exclamation Leipan, your post makes sense to me. But don't...

Leipan, your post makes sense to me. But don't forget to connect with their reimbursement specialist(s)! These appeals take time.
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-27-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,502
Posted By Harrison
Post Welcome Leipan. There have been instances...

Welcome Leipan.

There have been instances where a one level fusion and one ADR have been reimbursed. Texas Back has a great deal of experience in these insurance areas and you should be able to...
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