Helen Nichols – Cervical Spine Fusion Surgery


In August 2016, I had cervical spine fusion. I was afraid to have the surgery. I attended a lecture in July 2016 that Dr. Carlson gave on “Managing Neck, Back, and Limb Pain: Treatments from Disc Replacements to Fusion.” Dr. Carlson answered a lot of questions about fusion in a way that I could understand.

I had the surgery and it was better than I expected. Very little pain, and I was amazed at how fast I felt better and could get up and around. Thank you, Dr. Carlson!

Helen Nichols 

Charles Bellinger – Total Knee Replacements & Physical Therapy

I would highly recommend OSC’s Dr. Jeffrey Carlson, my Surgeon, who successfully performed two TKR operations (within the past 2 years)and who guided me on my journey to total recovery through therapy.

I further recommend the therapy program offered at the OSC establishment. My 20 plus therapy appointments with the OSC Newport News Therapy office, found the staff extremely professional and friendly, starting with the appointment staff at PT’s front office.

My therapy evaluators/trainers Drs. Swale and Osowski, supported by their PTA/PT staff including Fred, Bill, Heather, Maria, and Jameil, went the distance to ensure I received the appropriate therapy to get back on my feet.

Thanks to all at OSC, for helping me achieve an improved quality of life.

Charles Bellinger 


Edwin Magnus -Lumbar Fusion Surgery

When I went to see Dr. Jeffrey Carlson, I was in pain from my L4 and L5, causing a bad sciatic nerve issue with pain and numbness in both legs.  I had talked to different people who have had back issues or surgery and everybody’s story was different. In my case, I previously had a lumbar spinal fusion outpatient surgery and was walking with a walker before I left the hospital.

I had my Lumbar Fusion surgery on Nov. 15th, 2016. OSC had set-up a home health nurse and a Physical Therapist to come to my house.  2 weeks later, I went back for a follow-up and had my staples removed, still using a walker. A week later, I was using a cane to get around and started to walk outside. Before Christmas, I was walking over 8 blocks. When I went back to OSC for my 6 week follow up, I was driving and walking 16 blocks.   I was told I didn’t need to wear my back brace anymore and now I’m doing Physical therapy 2 times a week.

I have not had any of the pain that I had before, still have some from the surgery. All I can say is, if you do what Dr. Carlson tells you to do, you will heal fast. I’m thankful for such a gifted Doctor.

Edwin Magnus 


Dennis Parks – Spine Surgery

The surgery that Dr. Jeffrey Carlson did for me was Great. I was suffering, on a scale of 10 being the worst pain, a 10. It was getting worse daily.

Dr Carlson said I had vertebrae that were pinching nerves. He also said he could fix it.

The pain is completely gone.  I also do not have to take any pain meds.  If you need a real Orthopedic Doctor, go and see Dr. Carlson.

Dennis Parks

John Schiavone – Physical Therapy after Shoulder Surgery

I would highly recommend the physical therapy program offered at the Orthopaedic and Spine Center. The staff there is extremely professional and friendly. My Doctors, Swale and Osowski, PTA Bill and PT techs Maria and Jamie, were outstanding in helping me achieve a better quality of life when using my left shoulder.

Their advice, knowledge of the injury and what exercises to prescribe, to strengthen and heal the shoulder, allowed me to reach my goal in a minimum amount of time. I would strongly recommend each of them to anyone wishing to recover from shoulder surgery.

I want to wish all of the staff a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

John Schiavone

Julie Stuffel – OSC Physical Therapy

I have been in Physical Therapy since (I think) April. From the front desk, to all the Therapists and Therapists Assistants, it has been a great experience. They are all very kind and helpful. Thank you all.

Julie Stuffel

Julie Stuffel – Pain Management

I have been seen at OSC for many years, for mainly pain management. Dr. Jenny Andrus is treating me and has worked hard to help my pain and many other problems. She has found and treated things that other doctors did not see. She and the staff at OSC have always been very kind and helpful and I would like to thank all of them.

Julia Stuffel

Dianne Jewett – Lumbar Fusion Surgery

I had my final exam by Dr. Jeffrey Carlson today after lumbar Fusion surgery 12/30/15, the best decision I had made! The surgery gave me my life back after 20 years of pain and misery!

Dr. Carlson is the greatest! I recommend him to everyone I meet.

Dianne Jewett

David Heape – Shoulder Surgery

I had shoulder surgery performed by Dr. Marty Coleman and had fantastic results. I highly recommend OSC to any of my friends dealing with problems. Thank you to all of the staff at OSC.

David Heape

David Heape – Spine Surgery

Dr. Carlson has been very professional and confident in all of my surgery and after visits.  I highly recommend OSC to any of my friends dealing with problems. Thank you to all of the staff at OSC.

David Heape