Location: Austin, TX
Type of Procedure: DND
Diagnosis: Disc bulge L3-5 with facet arthritis
Procedure Date: September 21, 2010
Occupation: Grammy Award Winning Country Music Singer
Pre-Surgery Life Style/Condition: I’ve had a very active life, but for 47 years there has never been a day where I didn’t have pain shoot down my right leg, some days worse than others. After millions of miles of flying and sleeping on airplanes and busses about a year ago, I got my knee scoped and I think the favoring that is what kind of pushed all that stuff so far out of line. I found out about these kind folks (North American Spine) by reading an airline magazine during a flight and something about the advertisement said, “Larry, go do this.” One thing I want people to know is that these folks did not solicit me, they did not come to me and say, “Let’s make a commercial.” I found these people and I looked them up. My problem wasn’t that the pain just hurts, but that it just drains you. You know you want to go out and play with the kids but you can’t and then you can’t help but be just terribly depressed. I did not want to stay in the dark about what was going on with my body and my back, so I investigated.
Post Surgery Outcome: : I am a new man. The little bit of soreness I have now is a lot different than a whole lot of pain. The little soreness of have today, 2 Advil 3 times a day, diet soda and The Lord’s Prayer and I’m good to go. The day of the surgery, I walked in at 10:30, I walked out at 2:30 and for the next 10 days I took 2 halves of a pain pill and that was only because of got to fly to Toronto to sing with my brothers in a concert. That night we went to bed and the next morning I woke up and there was a little drop of blood on the sheets and that’s it. What’s really amazing is for the first couple of nights, you’re afraid to sneeze or do anything that might harm your back, but it never kept me awake at night, never once. I’m a happy camper. It’s a miracle in my life and I am grateful for it.