Bob, Spinal Surgery Patient

Procedure: ACDF Spinal Surgery


What was your initial medical issue?

I took a bad fall about a year ago that led to sharp pain in my low back, neck, and legs. Prior to my accident I was a perfectly healthy 77-year old.

What did this issue prevent you doing?

I couldn’t perform my job duties very well. It was painful to stand for long periods of time. Sleep was also difficult – whenever I moved my legs I would wake up from the pain.

What made you decide to do something about your problem?

Right after my fall accident I began experiencing pain. I sought medical treatment right away. I tried physical therapy for several months, but it didn’t help. After I got my MRI results back it was clear that I needed to have spine surgery.

Why did you choose Dr. Sinicropi?

My friend referred me to Dr. Sinicropi.

What treatment/procedure did you have done?

Low back fusion, followed by ACDF Surgery – Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion.

How did you feel after treatment?

I felt great right after surgery. I didn’t even need to take many of my prescribed pain pills. Now I can walk around without any of the pain I felt before.

What advice would you give other patients in a similar situation to you?

Don’t wait. Get the surgery if you need it. My situation would have gotten much worse if I had waited.


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