Procedure: Cervical Fusion
What was your initial medical issue?
I had a cervical fusion C5-6 in 2002 by another surgeon that did not provide long-term pain relief. In 2018 I had surgery to remove the hardware from the previous cervical fusion and an anterior cervical decompression with a fusion C4-5. A few months later, I returned to Dr. Sinicropi with neck pain radiating through my left shoulder to my hand. Dr. Sinicropi recommended an anterior cervical decompression and fusion C6-T1 that was done on 3/1/19. A few weeks after that, I returned to Dr. Sinicropi and reported numbness in the neck and left shoulder radiating to the left upper extremity and left 5th digit since surgical intervention. Dr. Sinicropi recommended C6-T1 posterior cervical fusion and decompression C7-T1. Two weeks after that procedure I had stopped taking Oxycodone and began taking Tylenol for pain. I am absolutely thrilled with the surgeries I had done at Midwest Spine.
What did these issues prevent you from doing?
I couldn’t do anything. I basically just stayed at home.
What made you decide to do something about your problem?
The pain and numbness got so bad I couldn’t do anything.
Why did you choose Dr. Sinicropi?
I found Dr. Sinicropi via Facebook, and his team got back to me right away after I reached out.
What treatment/procedure did you have done?
How did you feel after treatment?
After the final surgery, the numbness went away. The muscles and nerves are still recovering, but other than that I feel great!
What advice would you give other patients in a similar situation to you?
Anyone who needs neck surgery needs to go to Dr. Sinicropi and his team. The whole team communicated really well. They really care about their patients. I had an amazing experience. I’ve never had a team of medical professionals who cared so much about me. Dr. Sinicropi is the number 1 surgeon in the world! They never gave up on me. They cared about me every step of the way.