Procedure: TLIF Spine Surgery


What was your initial medical issue?

About two years ago I felt a sudden pain in my mid back that radiated down to my foot.

What did this issue prevent you doing?

I was in constant pain, which made it difficult to get around and do everyday tasks that you take for granted. My wife and I are big polka dancers, and the numbness and pain prevented me from dancing. That was the worst part.

What made you decide to do something about your problem?

One morning I got out of bed and couldn’t lift my leg because of the numbness. I was in so much pain that I honestly didn’t care if my leg was amputated. That morning I went to see Dr. Sinicropi and after examining me he said I had the largest herniated disc he’d ever seen. He operated on me the next day.

Why did you choose Dr. Sinicropi?

I was referred by a HealthEast doctor.

What treatment/procedure did you have done?

TLIF surgery.

How did you feel after treatment?

I feel great. I still have a little numbness in my leg, but the pain is almost entirely gone. Best of all, I can dance the polka again with my wife!

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

When you start having back issues, go talk to a spine expert. I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Sinicropi – he is the absolute pinnacle of spine surgeons in my book!


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