Claudio Damus


 

Procedure: Cervical Spine Fusion

 

What was your initial medical issue?

I had pain in my neck and numbness in my right arm.

What did this issue prevent you doing?

I continued to do all of my normal activities, but everything was painful. Even sitting down was painful.

What made you decide to do something about your problem?

Before surgery I tried everything – physical therapy, injections, acupuncture, you name it. Nothing worked.

Why did you choose Dr. Sinicropi?

I found Midwest Spine & Brain and Dr. Sinicropi through my insurance.

What treatment/procedure did you have done?

Cervical fusion.

How did you feel after treatment?

I was surprised that I did not have a lot of pain right after the procedure. I didn’t need many heavy meds at all – I was able to control the pain with Tylenol. After a few weeks I was back to all my normal activities.

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

Don’t suffer. If you need surgery, get it done.