David Smith


Procedure: Spinal Fusion

 

What was your initial medical issue?

I had low back pain and foot pain for five years. I never felt normal.

What did this issue prevent you doing?

I couldn’t function. I used to run marathons, but couldn’t anymore because of the pain.

What made you decide to do something about your problem?

I tried chiropractic, spinal injections, pain medication, and several other surgeries before I finally found Dr. Sinicropi.

Why did you choose Dr. Sinicropi?

I was referred to Dr. Sinicropi for a second opinion by my neurologist.  His positive attitude towards a full recovery along with his confidence, assured me that he was the surgeon who could make a difference.

What treatment/procedure did you have done?

Lumbar fusion surgery.

How did you feel after treatment?

When I woke up I was a little groggy, but my back pain was gone. The surgery was a complete success and I’m very satisfied with the results.

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

To other patients I would say find a surgeon who is willing to spend extra time ensuring the surgery is done to best possible results.