Cynthia Hockaday – Multi-level Lumbar Spine Fusion

Kudos to Dr. Carlson of the Ortho & Spine Center in Newport News, Va.

For MANY years I suffered with pain shooting down my right leg. The chiropractor and many injections were just temporary fixes. My husband’s insurance company changed, which allowed me to go wherever I wanted to go for treatment. At the recommendation of an acquaintance, I decided to go see Dr. Jeffrey Carlson. After telling him about my long term problems, he ordered an MRI. When that came back, he told me that I could elect to have surgery or continue with shots. I had had enough of the “temporary” injections and elected for surgery.

On January 2, 2013, I had L-4, L-5 and S-1 fusion. It’s 4 years later and I am so glad that I went to Dr. Carlson and elected to have the surgery. I suggest if you have any ortho problems you consider Dr. Carlson or one of the many other qualified doctors at OSC. My husband has since seen another Dr. at this facility for a rotator cuff and I am once again under Dr. Carlson’s treatment for another issue – I’m sure he will remedy that also.

Cynthia Hockaday