56 year old male, self employed plumber, does significant heavy lifting, rides motorcycles, extremely active with discogenic positive pain @ L4-5 and negative at other levels.
2 weeks post-op, patient back to full time work, taking no pain medication, doing some heavy lifting. At one month post-op, full duty, doing full activity, heavy lifting, starting to ride bicycle and motorcycle, on no pain medication.
56 year old female who had unbearable low back pain and waited 2 years for the Prodisc to become available and had discogenic low back pain positive @ L5-S1 and negative at the levels above, and now 3 weeks post-op has ZERO low back pain and taking ZERO pain medication and has resumed her normal life after just 3 weeks.
56 yo female 3 weeks post-op
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Mike Alvis, M.D., Neurosurgery, 2412 Palmer Circle, Norman, Oklahoma 73069