My name is Stephen Hyde. I am 66. I live in Newark, Delaware in the summer and Sarasota Florida in the winter.. I herniated a disk that was causing weakness in my left leg and a drop foot. After consulting doctors over 2 1/2 years that said that they could not help me, my friends Dr. Marty and Vicki Coleman convinced me to see Dr. Carlson.
He convinced me that he could help me walk normally pain free and eliminate the drop foot. On 2/11/15, he operated on me for 40 minutes. I could walk almost normally after the operation and my drop foot improved dramatically.
It is now 10 weeks after the surgery and I walk normally, about 4 miles per day, without a drop foot and with no pain. I am back to playing golf regularly, pain free, except the mental anguish of golf. His staff, especially Kaye, are wonderful people to work with.
It was a challenge doing the surgery when I was 750 miles away, but it was worth it, because I have my life back. I am totally pain free and can do whatever I want physically without pain. The surgery has changed my life. I was very discouraged when other doctors gave me no hope, other than it wouldn\’t get any worse, if they did surgery. The decision to have back surgery is never easy, but it was one of the best decisions I have ever made and I have the Coleman\’s and Dr. Carlson to thank for it.