My DISC Experience
Subjective: Sciatica radiating pain down right leg on and off for the past year, constant for past month. Disabling pain upon waking, pain thru the night upon trying to sleep, pain while sitting, pain while walking. Sneezing causing pain levels thru the roof! Unable to perform any extracurricular activities.. .cannot even walk the dogs. Skin on back of right leg has been numb for past two weeks. Past two days have lost sense to empty bladder. Taking 2400 Mg of ibuprofen daily just to be able to function thru the pain. Tried chiropractic, massage therapy, hot/ice therapy, modalities.
Objective: 10/12/11-MRI study of low back shows large 1cm disc herniation of L5-S1. I knew I wanted a lumbar disc specialist, and searched the internet. I knew I’d found the place for me when the website was www.sciatica.com and the name was DISC!! I called immediately.
Assessment: 10/13/11-Visit DISC with urgent appointment. Dr. Anthony Yeung recommends urgent discectomy to relieve the herniation and impending Cuada Equina syndrome.
10/14/11-Date of surgery, I was unable to walk (could not take Ibuprofen prior to surgery, so was completely disabled) and had to use a wheelchair to get into the surgery center.
Six hours later, I was waiting for my husband to get my chocolate milkshake at Baskin-Robbins!
Plan: My plan is to be forever grateful for Dr. Yeung and his wonderful staff for many reasons:
I am forever grateful, and although there is never a guarantee for the future when you lead an active lifestyle, I know exactly where to go, where to send my family and where to refer my friends!
- Mandy Machachek-Fellows