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!

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