Procedure: Lumbar Decompression


What was your initial medical issue?

I slipped and fell on a patch of ice last winter and had severe leg pain from my buttocks all the way down to my feet. First I went to the chiropractor. When that didn’t work I was referred to a neurologist and had several epidurals. Nothing worked. Finally, I went to see Dr. Sinicropi.

What did this issue prevent you doing?

Everything. The pain was so intense I couldn’t even hold my grandchildren. The only time I wasn’t reeling in pain was when I fell asleep. My pain was worse than giving birth.

What made you decide to do something about your problem?

I had tried everything else – chiropractic, physical therapy, injections, pain medications – and nothing was working.

Why did you choose Dr. Sinicropi?

I was referred to Midwest Spine & Brain Institute and Dr. Sinicropi’s team in particular from my chiropractor. I was incredibly impressed by Dr. Sinicropi and his team (Matt and Jake). Everyone was professional and made me feel comfortable.

What treatment/procedure did you have done?

Lumbar Decompression Surgery.

How did you feel after treatment?

My leg pain was gone immediately after I woke up from surgery. There was a little pain from the incision, but that went away after a couple weeks.

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

Go right to Midwest Spine & Brain Institute and Dr. Sinicropi! I struggled through four months of incredible pain while I tried all the non-surgical options. I could’ve avoided all of that if I had gone to Dr. Sinicropi first. He gave me my life back and made me feel human again!

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