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.┬áThen 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.


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