John


John, Spinal Discectomy Patient

Procedure: Spinal Discectomy

 

What was your initial medical issue?

I had sharp low back pain that extended about halfway down my right leg. I eventually found that the pain was caused by a herniated disc.

What did this issue prevent you doing? 

Pretty much everything. I was restricted from performing my job duties. I couldn’t drive for very long, and I couldn’t stay sitting for very long. The only comfortable positions were standing up or lying down.

What made you decide to do something about your problem?

I initially went to my chiropractor for treatment. It helped a bit in the beginning, but the pain would always return. Eventually the chiropractic wasn’t helping at all. At that point my chiropractor referred me to Dr. Sinicropi and his team.

Why did you choose Dr. Sinicropi?

My chiropractor referred me after all alternative methods (chiropractic, pain meds) had failed to relieve my pain. I did my own research and found that Dr. Sinicropi had excellent reviews and patient testimonials.

What treatment/procedure did you have done?

Discectomy L1 – S5.

How did you feel after treatment?

When I woke up from surgery the pain in my leg was completely gone. It was like they flipped a light switch and turned off the pain.

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

I have become a huge advocate for Dr. Sinicropi’s team, and minimally invasive surgery as a whole. Whenever someone asks me for advice about their back pain I tell them to make an appointment with a spine doctor, find out what the underlying problem is, and get it fixed. It’s not worth it to live through the pain. I had surgery and my life is better now than it’s been in ten years.