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Disc Replacement Success Stories

Mike Banks | Lumbar M6 Disc Replacement | April 2017

Lumbar ADR patient Mike Banks sent us a video, working out 10 months post op. Mike tells us his therapist had him doing weights at 5 weeks, and he returned to what he calls "hard core" weights at month 6!

After 8 months of being nearly bed ridden from a collapsed disc and degenerative disc disease I received a lumbar (L4-L5 level) Spinal Kinetics M6 Artificial Disc Replacement. It was an experience that we came home excited to share with others, and an experience that gave me the push to open My Home Gym.

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Tim Hendricks | Multi-Level Lumbar M6 Disc Replacement | Oct 2014

Famous tattoo artist Tim Hendricks was facing multi-level spine fusion here in the States. Then he found Artificial Disc Replacement. After undergoing 3-level ADR with the M6-L disc, he has returned to his passion while rediscovering big-wave surfing, skating, snowboarding, and even boxing!

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Justin | Multi-Level Lumbar M6 Disc Replacement | August 2017

I’m 4 weeks postop from a 2 level lumbar M6 Artificial Disc Replacement.  I’m very happy with the results. I’m finally back home and walking 4 miles a day.  In 6 months, I’m hoping I can start running and playing tennis again. I feel like I was given a second chance.

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Curtis | Multi-Level Lumbar M6 Disc Replacement L3-S1 | October 2015

Ironman Triathlete 12 years post Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery!

By day three I was walking. Forget Fusion! Skiing, Sledding, and More after 3-Level M6 Artificial Disc Replacement. The medical care is top notch.

Clare County Sheriff John Wilson
Lumbar M6 Disc Replacement L4-5 | January 2013 
Clare County Sheriff John Wilson is back at work after disc replacement surgery that he calls a "miracle."

Today I'm back to lifting light weights, walking, and doing physical therapy only eight weeks after major back surgery. What this means to me is that I should have 100% recovery and I'm already pretty close to being there. 

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Brad | Lumbar Disc Replacement L4-5 L5-S1 | June 2012
I had my multi level Spinal Kinetics M6 ADR lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement at levels L4/L5 and the L5/S.1I don’t think of myself of ever having a back issue anymore.

 I am totally happy that I went to Dr. Ritter-Lang. I feel that my back is fixed and I only wish I could have done it sooner and also have had my neck done there as well.
I strongly recommend Dr. Ritter-Lang.

Christopher|Lumbar M6 Disc Replacement L5-S1 | May 2010

I was involved in a car accident where I was struck in the drivers door. I received injuries to my neck, left arm and lumbar spine.

Nine months after the accident with my symptoms getting worse by the day, I went ahead with a fusion at the C5-C6 level in the US. I came through the fusion surgery still having the same pain I had before and later found out from a new MRI that because of the fusion

Richard|L4-L5 & C6-C7 Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement | June 2013 | October 2011
My mood is better, I am happier, I stand straighter, I am able to do things that I only did with trepidation before. I have my Life Back!

Mike|Lumbar M6 Disc Replacement L4-5 L5-S1|April 2011
Thank you Dr. Ritter-Lang and Spinal Kinetics for your superior disc replacement implant, procedure and quality care, my life is now great.

Judge Les Hatch|237th District Court | Lumbar M6 Disc Replacement L5-S1|October 2010
Overall, I am a success story and would recommend Dr. Ritter-Lang without hesitation

Jeff |1st Lieutenant US Marine Corps

Lumbar M6 Disc Replacement L4-5 L5-S1| February 2010
I am in the best shape of my life right now, and feel great with absolutely no back pain whatsoever. I would especially like to thank Dr. Ritter-Lang for his skills, and my family for their unrelenting support during the whole process. Thanks everyone!

Brooke|M6 Lumbar Disc Replacement L4-5 L5-S1|October 2009

It has been two years since I had my Disc Replacement surgery and I wanted to write an update. I am now completely pain free and have full mobility and range of motion.


Jim | Patient Consultant | Disc Replacement L4-5 | April 2003
After years of suffering, I avoided fusion, discovered Disc Replacement, went to Dr. Ritter-Lang and had a wonderful experience.

Jim is now your Patient Consultant for Disc Replacement
Call him at 541-840-9470, pacific time or contact at

Sue | Lumbar Disc Replacement L3-4 L4-5 L5-S1 | Nov 2005
Now that I have surpassed my 10th year anniversary after 3 lumbar ADRs I would like to thank Dr. Ritter-Lang, Jim Rider and the entire team at Stenum for all their skill and knowledge in restoring my spine.

Colleen | Lumbar Disc Replacement L5-S1 L4-5 | January 2008

I would love to tell you more about my experience and provide you with any information that could help you take your life back from back pain.

Dana Gentry - Lumbar Disc Replacement L4/5 - L5/S1 - April 2009

Hello my name is Dana Gentry. I am a case manager for, and happy to say I am a patient of, Dr. Ritter-Lang! I have never felt so proud to be a patient of any doctor as much as I am for the man that brought my active lifestyle back to me.

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