Clifford Smith – Spine Surgery


I would like to thank Dr. Jeffery R. Carlson and his incredible staff for making my experience with them a comfortable and beneficial one. I’m 60 years old and I hurt my back at work and it hurt so bad that I couldn’t walk without the use of crutches. I hurt from my lower back, down the back of my calf, and my right foot was numb in some places and tingling in other places.

When I went to see Dr. Carlson, surgery was the last thing on my mind. I’ve heard all the stories out there. Drugs were also out of the question. Dr. Carlson was pretty easy to communicate with. He told me that he knew exactly what was wrong with my back and exactly how to fix it but that it was going to be my choice what actions we took. I chose a cortisone shot at first, which helped a little, but he told me that he could do a little procedure that he was sure would fix my back. Sounded pretty confident to me. So….that’s what we did.

From the moment I woke up from the procedure, my foot was no longer numb, nor did it tingle, my back felt a lot better, and I could walk without the pain in my back. I didn’t even have to take any pain pills, which was good, because I don’t like drugs. My back is just fine now. So I would like to say that I highly recommend Dr. Carlson and his staff if you have any back problems. They know what they are doing and are very polite and confident. Sincerely, Huck Smith