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  • Calhoonms
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    Dr. Corenman,

    I’m facing dual-level ACDF surgery (C5/6 & C6/7), but would prefer ADR surgery based on input from friends and colleagues whom I have spoken with over the past three months. However, I have mild Reverse Cervical Lordoses. As such, my surgeon is telling me I am not a candidate for ADR.

    With the above as background, do you know why ADR wouldn’t be appropriate in my case?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Not knowing how degenerative or narrowed the disc space is, if there is central stenosis or if there is a slip or degenerative facet disease puts me at a disadvantage. Assuming that these elements are not present, a gentile reversal of the normal cervical curve is not a contraindication for an ADR (artificial disc replacement). Realize that an ADR does not put the segment in lordosis like a fusion will but in neutral alignment.

    Dr. Corenman

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