I’m a 60 year old mechanic/supervisor who has dealt with lower back pain for the past 25 years. In July 2017, I was unable to work due to the lower back pain, and pain shooting down my right leg and into my feet. I was unable to sleep throughout the night, unable to stand , sit or walk for any amount of time. I sought chiropractic care, but with no relief. I tried a cortisone shot, but with no relief.
I had always said that I would never have back surgery, but that is what I did do. My wife’s cousin recently had back surgery and reported that Dr. Jeffrey Carlson was the best. We found out that she was right. My MRI showed advanced Degenerative Disc Disease at every level, except L3-4. Disc herniation from mild to moderate, Multilevel Stenosis and I had 2 vertebrae that were pushed forward.
Dr. Carlson placed 2 rods and 10 screws, brought the 2 vertebrae in line with the spine, cleaned up the arthritis, removed the 2 broken spinous processes, and placed spacers to keep the nerves from being pinched. I have healed well with no complications and am going to physical therapy twice a week. I am to follow up with Dr. Carlson shortly and looking forward to returning to work.
God is Good. We thank him for healing and for Dr. Carlson who has been blessed by him. May God continue to bless him, give him wisdom and healing for his patients. To God Be The Glory.