Barbara D. (Age 64)
Diagnoses: Bulging/Herniated Disc, Degenerative Facet Disease, and Radiculopathy
Procedures: Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion
How was your experience with the North American Spine Team?
Patient Care Manager: She was amazing and very prompt with all the questions I asked. She checked with me very frequently and was concerned about what was going on with me.
Doctor: My doctor was great. He knew his stuff and how to work with my particular needs.
Compared to Other Healthcare Experiences: Amazing!!!
Why did you choose North American Spine?
I chose North American Spine because I had talked to several specialists who told me that they could not resolve my problem in one surgery. Most said it would take several surgeries. I vowed to find someone who could take me on in just one surgery, facing only one recovery. The whole experience seemed more professional and up to date with the latest innovations.
What was your lifestyle like before surgery?
My quality of life was falling fast with the inability to use both of my arms and hands due to numbness, also it was affecting my lumbar spine. At times I could not walk or even stand without help due to my cervical spinal cord pressure.
What is your life like now, after surgery?
I am still in the healing process, however life is great now. Almost all of my symptoms have
resolved and I have full use of everything. [Now] I can grab something and actually hold onto it.
What would you say to someone contemplating having a procedure with North American Spine?
Do not hesitate, do it!