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I had what I consider to be successful minimally invasive surgery to repair two herniated discs at C5/6 and C6/7 over 15 months ago. A good neck/shoulder massage every 4-6 weeks is about all I need to stay on track.

I'm not 100%, but I'm definitely in the 90's. Before the surgery I could barely sit or drive for 10 minutes without excrutiating pain in my right arm. I tried everything short of surgery without any significant succes.

After months of considering my options, I had the procedure done by Dr. Merrill Reuter at Advanced Orthopedics of South Florida, in Lake Worth Florida- just outside of West Palm Beach.

I too was in my mid 30's and didn't like the idea of removing discs and fusing vertabrae together at my age...

I don't get on this site anywhere near like I used to, so I will apologize in advance if I don't respond to any further questions you may have right away.

If you search the archives for previous posts of mine- NON FUSION OPTION and STILL LOVING NON-FUSION, you'll get a lot more of the details of the procedure...

If you look around, there are several facilities throughout the country that perform non fusion procedures. I found Dr. Reuter to be the best fit for me. He was in network with my insurance, and his offices were close to a relative of mine so I had a free place to stay. Plus I got a cheap flight on SWest...

best of luck


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