Mike Puckett – Conservative Back Pain Treatment & Spine Surgery

I’ve struggled for a couple of years with lower back pain. After seeking treatment with Dr. Jeffrey Carlson, I’ve finally reached a place where my pain is nearly gone. We tried a variety of non-invasive options first. Cortisone shots, x-ray guided epidural shots and of course, physical therapy. I had finally arrived at surgery as the best option.

I was hesitant at first. I wasn’t comfortable about surgery on my spine, but I went through with the procedure . Wow, was I nervous for nothing. I had the procedure done and was home the same day.

I had minimal pain for the first several days , but by the time I returned to have stitches removed around day 10 of post-op, I was pretty comfortable. Then, of all things, I played 18 holes of golf after six weeks post-op with great success (not golf, but surgery).

Dr. Carlson and his team are fabulous professionals who want to get their patients back to enjoying life. I’m forever grateful for the care I received.

Mike Puckett