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Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 183 lbs
  • 5' 9"
  • Philadelphia, Pa
10
Mar2016
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Doctor/Care Giver Laser Spine Institute
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis

Treatment Ratings

    Cured
    Surgery
    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Yoga, Massage, Ice, Physical Therapy
    Not Improved
    Cortisone Injection, Chiropractor

I had 2 cervical surgeries at Laser Spine Philly facility with Dr. Sukovich. 10/1/2014 and 2/4/2015. C5-6 and C4-5 respectfully. I had stenosis , bone spurs. I had the minimal invasive procedure , a 1 inch incision in the back of my neck , vs. a cervical fusion that my home Dr. wanted to do.

Many more side effects with the fusion , this I learned after talking to several people that had the cervical fusion.

I had a nerve block prior to my 10/1/2014 surgery to determine which disc was bothering more at that time. And after I could not get any strength back in my left arm , I had surgery on my C4-5 . There was imidiate improvement and to this day , daily improvement continues.


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