Fabian is 45 and lives in Sydney, Australia. His lower back pain began in mid-2015 and quickly progressed. Later that year, his local neurosurgeons told him he wasn’t a candidate for surgery, and to continue with physiotherapy.
Over the next two years Fabian showed some good results with physiotherapy, however was making sacrifices with his work and quality of life. In this time he had 3 setbacks. He reached the point where conservative treatment was no longer effective.
One of the remarkable distinctions in Fabian’s case is he developed a “lateral shift” in his back. He clearly leant to the left or the right when standing and walking. At times it was near impossible for him to stand straight without bracing himself.
He contacted SkyGen directly and we helped him with an assessment of his case by Dr. Thomas Bierstedt and Dr. Bernd Illerhaus of the ONZ Centre in Dusseldorf. He knew their reputation for motion-preserving spine surgery and wanted to see if he was a candidate. He was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease in L4/5 and L5/S1.
Our surgeons advised for a total discectomy by anterior surgical approach and M6-L Disc Replacement at L4/5 and L5/S1.
We assisted Fabian with his pre-travel tests organised through his trusted GP, and he soon received the “Green Light” from the surgeons in Germany and he was given clearance to proceed with the trip.
Below you can visualise the M6 Artificial Disc Replacement in Fabian’s Lower Back
After returning home we received the following email from Fabian’s support partner Adriana:
Hi Jake & Team,
Thank you again for everything.