ADRSupport Community  

Go Back   ADRSupport Community > General Discussion > New Member Introductions

New Member Introductions If you just joined, please introduce yourself here. Please add a signature describing your spinal history (use the "User CP) and ask us how we can help you get started.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-14-2006, 04:16 PM
reverend reverend is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3
Default

i am 1 year out of surgery and not totally pain-free.
still have limitations and bad days.
anyone else with the Kineflex disc have a "click" or a "clunk" thing going on??

mine is clicking often and sometimes VERY painful.

thanks.
__________________
---------------------------
Rev. Toby C Brady
2003 IDET on L-4
2005 Disc replacement L-4
kineflex
http://spinalmotion.com

http://www.soundclick.com/tobybrady
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-14-2006, 06:29 PM
ans ans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,596
Default

Hi. There are posts about "clicking"; why not put "click" in the forum's search engine?

Otherwise, I hope you're feeling much better then pre-surgery. My doc does Kineflex trials and is impressed with them as he's also an engineer-type.

Why not post your results on the ADR Outcomes page. I'd like to learn more about you/your case.

Sorry can't help more.

(Jealous: used to live in Seattle!).

ans
__________________
Severe, extensive DDD, considered inoperable by Dr. Regan, Lauressen, & some guy at UCLA. Severe foraminal stenosis (guess they can't operate!) and some spinal cord compression that Lauryssen would fix if gets outta hand.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-16-2006, 06:59 AM
Alastair Alastair is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 2,391
Default

Hi Reverand,
many people get clicks and clunks from other joints after a surgery. If you are getting a lot of pain with it and from that joint that surgery was done on, then it could be worth checking up on.
Best,
Alastair
__________________
ADR Munich 26th July 2002 L5/S1. Aged 82 now
Your best asset is your health
My story is here
http://www.adrsupport.org/alastair.html
Thank goodness for Dr Zeegers I am painfree
I am here to help,I live in the UK


I now run the UK spine site and can be contacted at

www.adrsupportuk.com/
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-16-2006, 09:13 AM
Harrison's Avatar
Harrison Harrison is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 6,866
Default

reverend,

I had lots of clicks and pops, but they did not hurt. I can't comment on your situation, but you will obviously mention that to your doctor next visit!?

Where is your pain?
__________________
"Harrison" - info (at) adrsupport.org
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
Donate www.arthropatient.org/about/donate
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-21-2006, 06:01 PM
reverend reverend is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3
Default

the "click" or "clunk" is certainly the disc popping back into place. most times it only jars me a little but sometimes it gets me with the silver stars and a tingling in my tailbone and my lower back starts throbbing. those damn-near floor me everytime....and it doesn't take much to set it off...opening a door...standing up from a chair..reaching for the faucet...

i had x-rays yesterday and you could clearly see at least 1/16 inch gap happening between the top piece and the middle titanium disc.
looks like the two edges are overlapping at times and then snap back into place.
i am scheduled for MRI's to check out further.
__________________
---------------------------
Rev. Toby C Brady
2003 IDET on L-4
2005 Disc replacement L-4
kineflex
http://spinalmotion.com

http://www.soundclick.com/tobybrady
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-17-2006, 02:03 PM
reverend reverend is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3
Default

had the MRI done...the area around the implant was all blurry from too much metal.
Dr. said they were going to do another type of scan that is used when a patient has implants.(don't know why we didn't do this first)
she said that her assistant would get ahold of me with an appointment date. this has yet to happen. i am beginning to think that they don't really care about what happens afterwards. they don't want to hear that thier patient is still in a considerable amount of pain. but as anyone who has actually HAD back troubles...the pain is all to real.
i'll keep you updated...thanks
__________________
---------------------------
Rev. Toby C Brady
2003 IDET on L-4
2005 Disc replacement L-4
kineflex
http://spinalmotion.com

http://www.soundclick.com/tobybrady
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-17-2006, 03:34 PM
annapurna annapurna is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,562
Default

MRIs and CTs are blocked by the metal artifact, though a very skilled radiologist can work around that to some extent. Wouldn't simple flexion and extension flat x-rays show if the disk was moving incorrectly?
__________________
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
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-17-2006, 04:15 PM
Eddie_G's Avatar
Eddie_G Eddie_G is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 238
Default

I thought we could only have CAT scans after receiving our prosthesis (prosthesis's?)(prosthesi?)

Clicking & clunking should get checked by your doctor.
Clucking - check for feathers.

Good luck! Hope everything turns out allright.
__________________
12/16/03 Work Accident
Herniation and DDD at L4-L5
4/1/05 Discectomy
Epidurals and facet injections
5/15/06 Discogram confirmed L4-L5 DDD also an asymptomatic L5-S1 tear
10/24/06 L4-L5 Prodisc surgery with Dr. Goldstein
CAT scans & X-Rays show ossification
Trigger Point Injections, Medial Branch Blocks, Acupuncture, Weekly Deep Tissue Massage
10/27/08 Discogram (positive L5-S1 tear)
11/25/08 L5-S1 fusion with Dr. Goldstein
FAILED BACK SYNDROME
Liberty Mutual WC
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-17-2006, 05:34 PM
annapurna annapurna is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,562
Default

MRIs, CT, and any other imaging technique works so long as you accept the immediate vicinity of the ADR, or any metal implant, will be distorted due to the metal artifact. You get fillings in your teeth and it doesn't stop the dentist from checking nearby areas for decay with an xray. The trick I mention about working around the artifact has been done by one radiologist, mostly as he was the only one willing to spend any time thinking about it, but it 'threw' the artifact towards the stomach and away from the facets such that they could be imaged. That would be of interest to a post-ADR patient worried about their facets and doesn't apply to this question.

As a side note, when I mention metal artifact you could imagine this as trying to look through fog using a flashlight and having a large reflective object blocking part of your field of view. If you point the light far enough away, you can see fine but as the light partially illuminates the object, the light scatters and makes it harder to see.
__________________
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
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-18-2006, 11:21 AM
ans ans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,596
Default

This may sound stupid but can't they use polarized light instead?
__________________
Severe, extensive DDD, considered inoperable by Dr. Regan, Lauressen, & some guy at UCLA. Severe foraminal stenosis (guess they can't operate!) and some spinal cord compression that Lauryssen would fix if gets outta hand.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kineflex Nichole The Big File 9 05-01-2005 12:33 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:23 AM.


© Copyright 2006-2017 ADRSupport.org All rights reserved.