Discectomy in 1995 on L4-L5 seemed to help for many years. Lifelong lower back pain “episodes” I would go for months and years with no problems. Then, maybe I lifted too much, or twisted too much, or did something too much that would leave me laid up for days, walking crooked, sciatic nerve pinching, etc.
TIMING WAS EVERYTHING! Needed a new MRI (2 hydrocodone, 1IBP 800, 2 percocet, 2 valium) I was barely able to get through laying flat for the MRI. Was able to meet with Dr. Abrams on a Tuesday 7/17 and he was able to schedule surgery the following Monday 7/23!
Now, I am two weeks post op. The four inch laminectomy scar at L2-L3 is healing nicely. ALL sciatic, continual extreme pain has ceased. Off walker now and only maybe 1 pain pill daily. Incision is “tight” but compared to the pre-surgery pain level, “I got my life and back – back!”
I don’t normally do testimonials, but I knew I needed surgery and the speed at which DISC got me through the system was amazing. I hope you never experience the crippling pain that I had. Thank you, thank you to all the staff and Dr. Josh Abrams.
- David N.