Jeff - 1st Lieutenant US Marine Corps

    2010 - M6 Lumbar Disc Replacement L4-S1

    I am an active duty Marine officer with an extemely physical lifestyle and needed the best treatment possible. Already having three laminectomies under my belt I was suffering extreme pain in my lower back during physical activity because my discs were very degenerated. The military couldn't provide anything besides fusing my spine, so I had to seek treatment elsewhere. All the research suggested that disc replacement seemed to have a solution to my problem... 

    Jeff - 1st Lieutenant US Marine Corps

    ... Upon my arrival to Germany we were picked up by a driver who took us to our hotel, which was very nice. We did some in-processing for the first couple of days which wasn't bad at all. On the third day it was surgery time. The surgery lasted about 2 hours. Immediately after the surgery Dr. Ritter-Lang came by the observation room to tell me the results of the surgery. He was really cool and told me everything went great, a textbook surgery. We stayed in the hospital for about one more week, which wasn't bad at all. All the nurses and staff were outstanding, and the food was pretty good. The last week we stayed at the Hilton in Bremen. By that time I was walking around pretty good and starting going to the gym in the hotel. The doctors told me not to workout for about 8-10 weeks, but honestly I started my regular routine at about week 5.

    I am in the best shape of my life right now, and feel great with absolutely no back pain whatsoever. About 12 weeks after surgery I almost had a perfect physical fitness test, which consists of a 3-mile, pull-ups and sit-ups. I have no limitations at all and can do anything my job requires me too, which can be alot. This surgery saved my lifestyle. It wouldn't have been possible without all the extremely professional people Dr. Ritter-Lang has working for him. I would especially like to thank Dr. Ritter-Lang for his skills, and my family for their unrelenting support during the whole process.

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