Amy H. (Age 41)
Diagnoses: Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylosis
Procedure: 360 Fusion
How was your experience with the North American Spine Team?
Patient Care Manager: She was sweet.
Doctor: Dr. Valente is the best spine physician I have consulted with! He is an amazing surgeon! I refer Dr. Valente to everyone I know having any type of spine pain!
Compared to Other Healthcare Experiences: North American Spine was more knowledgeable and more up to date on new procedures.
Why did you choose North American Spine?
I was trying to find a surgeon that I trusted and felt comfortable with.
What was your lifestyle like before surgery?
Low worked with lots of pain, after arriving home I would have to lay the rest of the day. I had zero activity without experiencing a level 7-8 pain level. I missed out on lots of basketball practice time with my girls and husband. Burning, stabbing, and numbness was a daily struggle in my lower back, down my legs, and across my shoulders.
What is your life like now, after surgery?
After surgery I went on vacation with no wasted time sitting and resting my back! I’m able to practice sports with my children and live life! I am able to go out with my family and friends now. I’m also able to play sports with my two girls and go on vacation without sitting every 10-15 minutes!
What would you say to someone contemplating having a procedure with North American Spine?
I would recommend scheduling a consultation with NAS!