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Forum: New Member Introductions 01-14-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By GravyBaby
Having the Activ-L done locally sounds like a...

Having the Activ-L done locally sounds like a good idea. You might be able to get your insurance to cover it.

I am having complications from my surgery, but I think it is mostly due to the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-06-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By GravyBaby
Yeah, that's a pain, but it's a small price to...

Yeah, that's a pain, but it's a small price to pay in the long run. It will be worth it when you find the right doctor.
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-06-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,253
Posted By GravyBaby
Tim, can you post screenshots instead of the DCM...

Tim, can you post screenshots instead of the DCM files? I am having a hard time finding a way to view them.
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-05-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By GravyBaby
Jeff, I found the other co-developer of the...

Jeff, I found the other co-developer of the Activ-L. His name is Dr. James Yue and he practices out of New Haven, CT.

He was co-chief of the orthopaedic spine surgery section at the Yale School of...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-05-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By GravyBaby
Sounds good. They do good work there at TBI. Best...

Sounds good. They do good work there at TBI. Best of luck my friend. Will look forward to hearing about your results.
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 12-05-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By GravyBaby
Very good advice. I have seen many clients,...

Very good advice.

I have seen many clients, including professional athletes, who have benefited from PRP injections. I would like to see how that technology progresses.

This client mentioned...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-03-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,253
Posted By GravyBaby
You're welcome buddy. I'll have to check your...

You're welcome buddy. I'll have to check your images out on my desktop computer later. I realized I hadn't checked this thread in a while. Sorry for the late response as well. I had my L5-S1 surgery...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-03-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By GravyBaby
Hi there! Sorry to hear about your...

Hi there!

Sorry to hear about your situation. But wow! That is really fantastic to hear that doubles are now being covered. Go California!

I wish you the best of luck! I can't offer any help as...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-03-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By GravyBaby
It sounds like you've had a pretty rough go of...

It sounds like you've had a pretty rough go of it. I hope you can find a good doctor that can fix you up.

In the US, there's the Texas Back Institute, but I think in your situation, Bertagnoli is...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-03-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By GravyBaby
Hey Jiro, I had lumbar ADR about 2 months...

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...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-03-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By GravyBaby
Thanks Jeff, and you're welcome buddy. I wish you...

Thanks Jeff, and you're welcome buddy. I wish you the best of luck on your search and I hope you get better soon too. It sounds like you had a pretty nasty accident with your neck.
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-02-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By GravyBaby
Hi Jeff! Welcome to the forum! I hope you...

Hi Jeff!

Welcome to the forum! I hope you find what you're looking for here. This is an excellent resource, probably the best available, for artificial disc replacement information.

One of the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-02-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,072
Posted By GravyBaby
You're welcome! It sounds like you are...

You're welcome!

It sounds like you are taking things into your own hands now. I will be looking forward to hearing about your progress!

Best of luck!
Forum: The Naturopathic Corner 12-01-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By GravyBaby
Ozone Therapy for Spinal Stenosis

I was surprised the other day when I met a client who said he had received ozone therapy injections to treat his spinal stenosis. He said he could hardly walk before the injections and was near...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-30-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,072
Posted By GravyBaby
You're welcome, I am happy to help. It is...

You're welcome, I am happy to help.

It is hard to answer these specific questions. When I asked my doctor, he didn't even know himself how many he has performed. I got him to answer in a ballpark...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-28-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,072
Posted By GravyBaby
Those are all very good questions. Yes, you can...

Those are all very good questions. Yes, you can still appeal even if they completely deny the procedure. As Harrison mentioned, get the ball rolling immediate because the entire process can take...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-27-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,072
Posted By GravyBaby
Hi Lei! Welcome to the forum! I am sorry to hear...

Hi Lei! Welcome to the forum! I am sorry to hear about your back pain.

I dont know much about Dr. Guyer other than he is an associate of Dr. Blumenthal. Is there any reason you didn't consult...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-28-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,377
Posted By GravyBaby
I would imagine they must be. It's a decent sized...

I would imagine they must be. It's a decent sized hospital and my insurance is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida.

More important than the hospital getting paid, I am concerned about my doctors...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-26-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,377
Posted By GravyBaby
BIG UPDATE: My insurance company...

BIG UPDATE:

My insurance company retroactively DENIED my insurance claim for my ADR procedure citing investigational and experimental procedures and technology.

They paid the hospital, I saw...
Forum: Insurance Hell 10-26-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By GravyBaby
BIG UPDATE! I found out today that my...

BIG UPDATE!

I found out today that my insurance company REVERSED their decision on my surgery and reversed their payments to my physicians and hospital for my surgery weeks after I had it done. I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-17-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,241
Posted By GravyBaby
Congratulations! They say nerves are some of the...

Congratulations! They say nerves are some of the slowest healing tissue in the body. Hopefully you'll continue to get better and better as time goes on.

All the best to your continued recovery!
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-16-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By GravyBaby
Thank you J! Good choice on canceling the...

Thank you J!

Good choice on canceling the fusion and great job on finding this forum. You have a phenominal resource of information and people on here to help make your decision.

Everyone here...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-16-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By GravyBaby
They're all good surgeons from what I hear. I...

They're all good surgeons from what I hear. I don't think you can make a bad choice between them.
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-15-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By GravyBaby
Hi J! I just had the anterior approach TDR...

Hi J!

I just had the anterior approach TDR surgery with the Activ-L a couple of weeks ago in the same area you're you're looking to have it. The recovery was a little rough because of the anterior...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-12-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By GravyBaby
Sorry to hear about the stenosis. I hear that can...

Sorry to hear about the stenosis. I hear that can be an automatic disqualifier. Another clinic you can check with is the Texas Back Institute. They do complementary consultations over the phone and...
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