Procedure: Cervical Spine Fusion


What was your initial medical issue?

Extreme pain across my shoulder blades. I had also been seeing an orthopedist for months due to shoulder pain for which I had gotten no relief.   Surgery took care of both.

What did this issue prevent you doing?  

Everything except lay flat on my back.

What made you decide to do something about your problem?

In addition to the intense pain and not having any pain med work effectively, I could not participate in any daily activities. Standing or sitting I could handle the pain for five minutes at the most (while on pain meds) before I had to lie down.

Why did you choose Dr. Sinicropi?

ER at hospital referred us. However, Dr. Sinicropi had done successful neck decompression on my husband 2 years prior. At that time we had spoken to others in the medical profession and every one of them highly recommended Dr. Sinicropi.   I would have gone to Dr. Sinicropi even without the ER referral but that just confirmed to me that he was the one to see.

What treatment/procedure did you have done?  

Decompression and fusion of disks in neck.

How did you feel after treatment?

Immediate relief from the pain I had been having.

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

Both my husband and I have been very pleased with the results of the surgery. Every patient is different but we both would highly recommend Dr Sinicropi.

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