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Trish Hostetler | Double Level M6 Disc Replacement | January 2018
August 2019 - "I had a double level ADR by Ritter-Lang in January 2018. This past week we backpacked up into the Rockies, carrying everything we needed for an overnight campout (tents, sleeping bags, food, cookware, etc). For the 4-5 years before surgery, I would never have imagined I could do this again! I’m SO GRATEFUL for ADR & Dr. Ritter-Lang!"

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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.

Jeff | M6 Cervical Disc Replacement C5-6 C6-7 | July 2016
Jeff, a father and husband from Michigan, who looked to Dr. Ritter-Lang for disc replacement to avoid spinal fusion surgery.
Coming back for lumbar disc replacement in December!
One week post op “I haven’t felt this good in a long time”  “I am pretty impressed”
“I wish I had found this place [Dr. Ritter-Lang] years ago”

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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.

Dr. David Noonan | M6 Cervical Disc Replacement C5-6 C6-7 | May 2013
I walked through the front door, I noticed how immaculate and well kept the place was. Then I saw it, the Spinal Kinetics M6 artificial disc implant, the reason I came here. I suddenly felt at ease, like I belonged here! 
I met with Dr. Ritter-Lang this afternoon. He was very forthcoming about his experience with this disc and with disc replacement in general. He has performed thousands. My research was only confirmed.
I got out of surgery around noon and woke up in the ICU. I must take a second to say how different and wonderful this hospital and the care here is compared to any other I've seen or heard of. The attentiveness was off the charts. Never did I have to wait for more that 30 seconds for a request! No I’m not exaggerating! These people make me feel like I am at home and that the room I'm staying in is mine and that they really care about my comfort and my outcome here! Have you ever NOT wanted to leave a hospital? Resting, Reparing, Healing and Walking
I have researched and found the Spinal Kinetics M6 Disc Replacement to be the best bet for long term outcome because of its ability to mimic the movements of the natural disc.

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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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Kurt | M6 Cervical Disc Replacement C6-7 C7-T1 | October 2011
I am an Extreme athlete. I have been my entire life. I suffered from intense pain in my neck; middle back; shoulders; elbows and hands for ten years! After a final surfing accident in Indonesia, I was all but crippled! I had no strength in my arms and hands! As well as I could not move my neck at all with out massive pain!!! I was in bad shape! I flew to Singapore. They wanted to operate immediately! Fusion! C6 - C7 ; C7 - T1.
I stopped the process and researched " The Best spinal surgeon in the world " And there was Dr. Karsten Ritter-Lang! Thank God!
The Operation was a snap! I was out of bed the next day! And riding a bicycle on the fourth day! We flew home the tenth day with absolutely NO PAIN! Amazing!!!  I returned to surfing a short 12 weeks later! I immediately traveled to Mexico where I surfed amazing 12ft surf without pain! And now I do everything! EVERYTHING! As a matter of fact I feel 10 years younger! I feel better than ever!

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 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!

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 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.

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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 for all their skill and knowledge in restoring my spine.

Our Team - Yes we all had Disc Replacement with Dr. Rittter-Lang!

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Jim | Patient Consultant | Disc Replacement L4-5 | April 2003
After years of suffering, I avoided fusion, had Disc Replacement, went to Dr. Ritter-Lang and had a wonderful result.
"Dr. Ritter-Lang gave me a solution that I was not being offered by my doctors in the US"
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Colleen | Case Manager | 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.
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Dana Gentry | Case Manager | 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.
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Judy Neudorf | Case Manager | Disc Replacement L5-S1 C5-6 C6-7 | July 2014
My life had become constant pain and painkillers daily. For 12 years I suffered from severe pain in my lower back and sharp shooting pain down my legs, and 18 years of headaches and numbness down my arms. My local doctors could offer no hope, saying I would eventually be in a wheelchair. As a 35 year old wife and mother to our 5 beautiful children, my husband and I started searching elsewhere for help. Thankfully we heard about Dr. Ritter-Lang, who kindly performed a life-changing surgery on me. My life was back! My debilitating pain disappeared. I love to tell my story and help anybody who has suffered from back and neck pain. There is hope! Thankyou Dr. Ritter-Lang and team for giving me a new life without pain.
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More Testimonials - We can give you a list of phone numbers to call! We have thousands...

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.