Nuvasive Neo Disc & Spinal Kinetics M6-C

Photos attached of both devices below text Nuvasive NeoDisc Nuvasive is manufacturing a Cervical Disc Replacement called “Neo Disc” or “NeoDisc”.   It’s my understanding this replacement disc has been in use in the UK for a few years, but here in the United States it is still undergoing Clinical Trials. The Neo Disc is much […]

New FDA Approved Non Drug Pain Treatment

This is NOT an advertisement. We make ZERO income from promoting or recommending the treatment option.  In fact I have not yet tried Calmare due to cost ($150 per session on average). I have an appointment scheduled with a Pain Treatment Center that uses the Calmare Device and hope it works! Update Jan 31, 2011: […]

Using Ultrasound instead of Fluoroscopy for Guided Injections

As a person who has already had multiple Fluoroscopic procedures (Continuous X-Ray) and numerous CT Scans I am very concerned with additional exposure to radiation… as I should be.  The incidence of Cancer as a result of Medical X-Ray exposure varies, but can be as high as 1 in 2,000 depending on exposure.  Now the […]

Natural Pain Relief for Osteoarthritis

Author:  Jordan Lite – Prevention Magazine You’re in Pain and You want Relief Naturally You’re in pain, and ibuprofen just won’t cut it. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, don’t agree with your stomach, and you’re wary of stronger meds. Fortunately, you have alternatives — natural ones. From herbs that attack inflammation to techniques that leverage […]

Cervical Discogram – Test Report

Cervical Discogram Report I was told not to drink any fluids or eat any food for 2 hours prior to my procedure. I took this advice seriously as I didn’t want to get nausea or throw up with needles stuck in my Neck. Arrival at the Imaging Center I arrived at the outpatient scan center, […]

Considering the Cost of Cervical Fusion vs. Disc Replacement

Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery Cheaper Than Fusion — Kevin McKeever HealthDay Posted: 2008-04-28 19:05:04 Note: This article was funded by ADR Manufacturer Medtronic, maker of the FDA Approved prestige Cervical Artificial Disc. The real cost of surgery is not just in the upfront expenses. MONDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) — Treating cervical degenerative disc disease […]

Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine: Advanced Techniques and Controversies: Expert Consult: Online and Print

Motion Preservation Surgery Text Book by James J. Yue (Author), Rudolph Bertagnoli (Author), Paul C. McAfee (Author), Howard S. An (Author) Book Link: Motion Preservation Surgery This is the most authoritative text available at the time of this writing (August 2008). * Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences * Pub. Date: June 2008 Product Description New motion-preserving […]

Heterotopic Ossification in Total Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement.

Cervical Spine Spine. 31(24):2802-2806, November 15, 2006. Mehren, Christoph MD *; Suchomel, Petr MD, PhD +; Grochulla, Frank MD *; Barsa, Pavel MD +; Sourkova, Petra MD +; Hradil, Jan MD +; Korge, Andreas MD *; Mayer, H Michael MD, PhD * Abstract: Study Design. Prospective clinical study enrolled in 2 centers (Munich and Liberec) […]

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clarity of the Bryan(R), Prodisc-C(R), Prestige LP(R), and PCM(R) Cervical Arthroplasty Devices.

Diagnostics Spine. 32(6):673-680, March 15, 2007. Sekhon, Lali H. S. MBBS, PhD, FRACS *; Duggal, Neil MD, FRCS(C) +; Lynch, James J. MD, FRSC I *; Haid, Regis W. MD ++; Heller, John G. MD [S]; Riew, K Daniel MD [//]; Seex, Kevin MBBS, FRACS, FRCS [P]; Anderson, Paul A. MD ** Abstract: Study Design. […]

Multiple-Level Arthroplasty With PCM Disc May Be as Effective as Single-Level Replacement

Note: This article was originally published in 2005, and is based on a Study done in Brazil. The device used was the PCM from Cervitech. April 20, 2005 (New Orleans) — With two-year follow-up data on just under 100 patients, it appears that multiple-level arthroplasty with the Porous Coated Motion (PCM) cervical disc is as […]

Dangers of Relying Solely on X-Ray for Diagnosis of Cervical Disc Problems

Case Report Acute Cervical Disc Lesions A 6’6″ tall basketball playing student was involved in a fracas with gate crashers at his sister’s birthday party and was severely beaten up by six soldiers. He subsequently suffered neck and arm pain and was seen at a hospital on several occasions and told that because his pain […]

5 Painful Facts You Need to Know

By Robert Roy Britt, LiveScience Managing Editor 5 Painful Facts You Need to Know First off, let’s set the record straight: Pain is normal. About 75 million U.S. residents endure chronic or recurrent pain. Migraines plague 25 million of us. One in six suffer arthritis. The global pain industry peddles more than $50 billion […]