Procedure: TLIF Spine Surgery
What was your initial medical issue?
Three years ago I fell down a flight of stairs and damaged some nerves in my lower back.
What did this issue prevent you doing?
Before my injury I loved to go hiking, but the pain prevented me from doing that.
What made you decide to do something about your problem?
I tried pain injections and other treatments for a while, which helped a little. Then my foot started to go numb and I wasn’t able to lift it. That’s when my doctor recommended surgery to avoid permanent nerve damage.
Why did you choose Dr. Sinicropi?
I was referred by my primary care doctor.
What treatment/procedure did you have done?
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) Surgery.
How did you feel after treatment?
When I woke up I could move my foot for the first time in six months. Shortly after that I was walking around. The back pain was completely gone.
What advice would you give other patients in a similar situation to you?
Do the surgery. Once your nerves are permanently damaged, there’s no hope for recovery.