Procedure: Lumbar Spine Fusion
What was your initial medical issue?
I had weakness in my legs and pain in my back that I later found out was caused by Spinal Stenosis.
What did this issue prevent you doing?
I go progressively worse until I couldn’t get around at all without a walker.
What made you decide to do something about your problem?
Initially I tried some physical therapy and a pain injection – neither of which worked. After that it was clear that surgery was the best way forward.
Why did you choose Dr. Sinicropi?
I had a fall at my house, after which I immediately went to the hospital. After they performed a few tests and found out what was wrong with my back, they recommended me to Midwest Spine & Brain Institute.
What treatment/procedure did you have done?
Lumbar fusion on two vertebrae.
How did you feel after treatment?
Right after surgery, I expected a lot more pain than I had. After four weeks I’m pain free and I no longer need a walker to get around.
What advice would you give other patients in a similar situation to you?
Don’t postpone surgery if you need it.