Hello, I am currently 45 years old, 130 lbs and was one of the very first people in the US to receive a total disc replacement. Back in 2003, I entered a clinical trial for the pro disc. At the time they were only allowing one level surgeries to be done. In had problems in both the L4-L5 & L5-S1 areas, the lower being the worst. I tried every surgical and holistic procedure out there for a total of 4 years prior, nothing helping the pain. In August 2003 I went to the hospital for Joint Diseases in NYC using a walker, had surgery and walked out. I was able to touch my toes for the first time in 4 years. Now I am in the same shape I was in before I injured my back. I wanted to let everyone know, this is and has been the most incredible thing ever did. It has changed my life. I owe it to an incredible surgeon. I now have pain now from the L4-L5 area and am working on getting that fixed. This pain only start to bother me last year and i was told eventually I would have to do something to this area in my back. I highly recommend this surgery to anyone. Important thing to remember -- make sure you have a good surgeon, it makes a world of difference.
Thank you Dr.
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