Many people ask what are the disc replacement options available?
I created a new video where I explain the different Disc Replacement implant types and your Disc Replacement options.
Disc replacement was invented in the 80s in Germany at the Charite Hospital in Berlin
The first disc replacement implant was the Charite Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement
Other hard plastic core and all metal disc replacement options were developed over the years.
These early implants had some drawbacks and serious concerns.
No shock absorption – creating impact damage risks
Hyper activity, creating wear on the facet joints
Implant migration, the implant moving into the vertebrae or forward or backwards
Instability complicating multi-level use
Many of these Artificial Disc Replacement options are still in use despite these known risks.
Newer advanced Disc Replacement options resolved these issues and now provide shock absorption, better stability, motion control and improved end plate fixation.
The most advanced of these new disc replacement devices is the Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement.
Now available for the lumbar and cervical spine and for multi-level Artificial Disc Replacement disc replacement surgeries.
At Stenum Hospital we have many Disc Replacement Success Stories Using the Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement.
Here are a few of the Stenum Hospital Disc Replacement Success Stories
Brad had Lumbar Disc Replacement at L4-5 L5-S1 in June 2012
I had my multi level Disc Replacement at levels L4/L5 and the L5/S1, procedure was performed June 22, 2012 by Dr. Ritter-Lang, just under eight weeks ago. Today is 10/8/12 and I would consider myself completely healed. For the last two weeks I have been running with my girls on the soccer field and participating in some light gym activities. I donâ€™t think of myself of ever having a back issue anymore. When people ask me about it I tell them my story and their jaws drop because the story doesnâ€™t match the person standing in front of them especially if they see me walking off the soccer field with my girls or after participating in a dance class with both of my daughters.
Andy had M6 Lumbar Disc Replacement L4-5 L5-S1 in 2014
“I would recommend this to anybody that has lower or cervical disc pain it is a miracle what they did for me!”
See his Disc Replacement Success Story and more at http://www.artificialdiscreplacement.com/adr-testimonial-videos.html
Then of course there is Jim, Jim was the first Disc Replacement Success Story at Stenum Hospital in April 2003 and is now a Patient Consultant for Stenum Hospital and Disc Replacement.
After years of suffering, I avoided fusion, discovered Artificial Disc Replacement, went to Dr. Ritter-Lang and is one of the best Stenum Hospital Success Stories.
6/1/2015 Over 12 years now! Still golfing. I have helped many answer the question why Disc Replacement and most just want Disc Replacement Success, duh!
1/24/2014 OK almost 11 years now! Still golfing. I have helped thousands avoid fusion and head towards Disc Replacement over the years, it feels good to pay it forward!
02/23/11 Almost 8 years now, golfing, skiing, still limiting lifting to 60lbs to protect my L3-4, all good!
11/3/08 Over 5 years now, golfing, skiing, still limiting lifting to 60lbs to protect my L3-4, all good! I have helped thousands of Americans avoid fusion, and over 800 have gone to over for surgery.
2/11/05 Skiing yesterday! Black diamond slopes, all good today!
4/5/04 One year since Disc Replacement with at Stenum Hospital with Dr. Ritter-Lang!
Life is good, skiing, bike riding, rode all the rollercoasters an Disney World last week, basketball turns out to be a little painful the next day, I can lift 55lbs (my daughter) now, no problem. Disc Replacement is the best thing I ever did for myself!
2/6/04 Skiing has been great! Getting some neck pain from sitting at the computer, working, answering your e-mails, keep them coming, and web design. Life is good!
11/20/03 Over 6 months since my Disc Replacement, all is well, the pulling down my leg is now gone, riding my bike, playing soccer, skiing next week! Still don't think heavy lifting is a good idea, although there is no pain to speak of. No meds, not even a Tylenol!
7/1/03 Well, I am now at 3 months post-op and all is well. I have found that lifting more than 50-60lbs results in some discomfort for a few days. Just being careful works well. No meds, riding my bike and running are OK, golf next?
Learn more about your M6 Artificial Disc Replacement Options and get a free MRI review at http://www.artificialdiscreplacement.com/index.html