... By August 31st I had consulted with two local US surgeons and one exclaimed that C3/4 was over 80% compressing the spinal cord and C6/7 was degenerating with ostyophytes, both needed immediate action - like C3/4 within two weeks. All he could do is remove the existing plate and fuse C3 to C7 - Yikes! We left for a vacation in Germany. Our conversation with on-site staff surgeon Dr. Speller and international coordinator was professional, yet warm and personable - pure organic. They offered the SpinalKinetics M6-C. Read about the M6-C and you will find the center of rotation about the spinal cord is proper and the fabrication of the disc and plates is pretty cool engineering. October 29th at 0900 I began a renewed life without tingling fingers, arm, neck, shoulder and leg pain after Dr. Ritter-Lang and the staff installed the M6-C into C3/4 and C6/7. Before surgery, Dr. Ritter-Lang met with me and agreed not to fuse C6/7 if he could squeeze in an M6-C. He made it happen! The staff are fantastic; massage by Hans, spot-on service-oriented care from the nurses, professionally smart physical therapists, and cheerfully intelligent doctors. The M6-C worked! Although some muscles were uncomfortable at times, by 62 days I was totally pain free from the belly up. I hadn't felt this good since July 1997. A year later in 2012, I am doing so much more than ever expected by the US doctors. I am totally satisfied. Please schedule your consultations through Jim Rider and Sue Hart; they are the go to people for scheduling and coordination.
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