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Various patients and colleagues have shared their experiences with Dr. Regan, highlighting the care Dr. John Regan provides to patients throughout the country.

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Patrick - Successful Harvard graduate & MBA back to life with surgery to correct his spinal curve

Click here to read about Patrick's successful return to active lifestyle after Dr. John Regan performed a less invasive scoliosis surgery to correct his spinal curve.

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Today, Bill is back to running. Dr. Regan performed a cervical artificial disc replacement surgery to relieve pain & allow him to retain neck mobility.

Click here to read about John's successful return to active lifestyle without pain after Dr. John Regan performed the Mobi-C artificial disc replacement.

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John - Retired auction house exec back in action after surgery for spine tumors

Click here to read about John's successful recovery from complex spine surgery to remove spinal tumors performed by Dr. John Regan.

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Alex - Miami doctor back to active lifestyle after unique minimally invasive spine surgery

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Carylyn - Denver executive back to yoga after complex spine surgery

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former patient of Dr. Regan offers his testimonial

Karl Nusch’s Story

LOS ANGELES (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Degenerative disc disease is a painful and debilitating condition. The discs in the spinal column begin to erode. Fusion is one option but that leaves patients with less mobility. Now, a new procedure offers a better way, and it is entirely artificial.

Karl Nusch's life as triathlete came to an abrupt halt two years ago. It happened during training for a triathlon. He says, "I started feeling the pain in my lower back going down into my buttocks and into my left leg." Nusch had degenerative disc disease. The lower part of his spinal cord was decaying. Spinal fusion was an option, but...

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Russ Rice’s Story

Russ Rice's back pain was so intense he could hardly walk. Two surgeries had failed to offer lasting help for his damaged spinal disc, and only large doses of painkillers got him through each day.

Then, as part of a study, doctors implanted an artificial disc in Rice's back. Just four days later, the California man returned to work, pain-free for the first time in over a year.

More about Rice's story is available to view online at the CBS News website. Click here to view the article in its entirety.

 

Dr. Mitchell Brooks

Dr. Mitchell Brooks, orthopedic surgeon in Plano, Texas talks about his experience with Dr. John Regan.


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LOS ANGELES (Ivanhoe Newswire) —

former patient of Dr. Regan offers his testimonial
 

Degenerative disc disease is a painful and debilitating condition. The discs in the spinal column begin to erode. Fusion is one option but that leaves patients with less mobility. Now, a new procedure offers a better way, and it is entirely artificial.

Karl Nusch's life as triathlete came to an abrupt halt two years ago. It happened during training for a triathlon. He says, "I started feeling the pain in my lower back going down into my buttocks and into my left leg." Nusch had degenerative disc disease. The lower part of his spinal cord was decaying. Spinal fusion was an option, but that would leave his back immobilized and in a brace for months.

Orthopedic surgeon John Regan, M.D., of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, says, "Fusion is actually a very good operation for an older patient who's not going to be as active, but especially in the young individual, it's just not a very good option. It's not the best option we have."

Dr. Regan treated Nusch with what he considers a better option, an artificial disc. The tiny metal sandwich with a plastic insert makes flexibility easy.

"I think this has the potential for being a quantum leap in the treatment of spine problems," said Dr. Regan.

Nusch isn't doing any leaping of his own yet, but a little more than year after his surgery, he is trying to return to a normal routine. "I can swim with no discomfort. I can ride pretty much with no discomfort," said Nusch. "The running part is the part I'm taking really slowly."

While he may not be able to return to triathlons, Nusch hopes the new disc will at least help him get back in the race.

At present, the artificial disc is being used in clinical trials only, but if the results continue to be promising, Dr. Regan says the procedure should be widely available in the next two years.

If you would like more information, please contact:

John J. Regan, M.D.
8929 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (310) 881-3730

Email: nicole@spinegroupbeverlyhills.com

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