After 3 Years of Pain, Patient Finds Relief

After 3 Years of Pain, Patient Finds Relief

spine healthWhen a patient presents with symptoms of a back or neck injury that have been lingering for many years, we take great pride in putting their mind at ease and helping them find the relief they’ve been seeking.

Recently, we consulted with a patient suffering from severe leg problems as the result of a herniated disc at L3/L4. For the past three years, the patient had been dealing with pain and discomfort, as well as difficulty walking.

The original diagnosis by an orthopedic surgeon was degenerative disc disease, despite the fact that the MRI clearly showed a herniated disc.

Once discussing his options, we performed minimally invasive surgery that fully corrected the problem.

After two years, we also performed an outpatient lumbar decompression, which eliminated lower leg cramping.

It’s all too common to consult with a patient who has been misdiagnosed. Not only can this result in a worsening of their condition, but it can also force them to live with pain that could have been corrected earlier in their life.

Fortunately, in this case, we were able to quickly diagnose the problem and implement an effective treatment plan.

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna. 

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