Elizabeth Emerson


 

Procedure: Spinal Fusion

 

What was your initial medical issue?

I had compressed nerves in my spine, and deteriorating discs.

What did this issue prevent you doing?

I had pain every day that kept me from even walking too far. I was exhausted from all the pain.

What made you decide to do something about your problem?

I tried non-surgical treatments (cortisone shots) for years. After a while, they stopped relieving the pain.

Why did you choose Dr. Sinicropi?

Jake Guth had been helping me with my back pain for years before surgery. We tried every non-surgical treatment we could. Eventually he introduced me to Dr. Sinicropi to talk about my options for surgery. Dr. Sinicropi immediately put me at ease. He never pressured me into surgery and he answered all my questions.

What treatment/procedure did you have done?

Anterior / Posterior Spinal Fusion.

How did you feel after treatment?

When I stood up after surgery I could instantly tell that the procedure was a success. The pain was all gone!

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

If your doctor recommends surgery, meet with the surgeon and don’t be afraid to change your life for the better. You are in good hands with Dr. Sinicropi