Procedure: Lumbar Spine Fusion
What was your initial medical issue?
I had severe low back pain to such an extent that I couldn’t walk upright. I was constantly bent over to relieve the pain.
What did this issue prevent you doing?
Everyday activities. I couldn’t lift anything, exercise, or stand for very long. Walking up and down stairs was nearly impossible. It pretty much put a damper on life.
What made you decide to do something about your problem?
It was a build up over time. I kept getting pain pills from various doctors and those weren’t working.
Why did you choose Dr. Sinicropi?
I found Dr. Sinicropi through North American Spine.
What treatment/procedure did you have done?
I had a lumbar fusion.
How did you feel after treatment?
Initially, I was a little sore from the surgery. For the first few weeks I wore a back brace. I did all the post-op exercises they recommended and gradually I was able to walk on my own. About a month after surgery I was walking 2 miles at a time without any pain.
What advice would you give other patients in a similar situation to you?
Go see Dr. Sinicropi and his team. My friends say I’m not even the same person as I was before surgery. Dr. Sinicropi did such a wonderful job. I’m so appreciative. I am a living miracle!