Diagnosis: spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis
Procedure: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Life Before Surgery with NAS: I had been a semi active person. Enjoyed jeep rides, work on my plants. All that stopped about 7 years ago and got worse the last 4 years. Not knowing what was wrong with me I stopped doing all. Just work and home, no going out or anything, being a 40 year old woman with no life was no fun. It was taking a toll in us.
Life After Surgery with NAS: I had been in pain for many years, until 3 years ago I was diagnosed with L4 L5 herniated disc and shifted spine. S1 was being pinch. My right leg was always numb and in pain. On Oct 15, 2018 I emailed NAS for info at 2 am in the morning, being that I couldn’t sleep much those days. I got a reply the next day. they took the initiative and took care of all the paperwork with the insurance, provided appts without me having to worry about it. I had surgery December 28, 2018, 1 month ago. I feel FKN amazing!!! Back at work 2 weeks ago. I am a new person. I have my life back! I can enjoy life again. I can’t thank them enough for all their help and follow ups. I thank you so much! I have a long way to go but I am at 100% back! I can enjoy my grandson and keep up with him! Having surgery and going with North American Spine was the best decision I could ever had done!! Again, thank you!! 6 weeks after surgery on my post op appt drs is amazed as how well I am doing. I finally was able to walk easy 2.3 miles felt awesome.
Experience with the NAS Team: She [my patient care manager] was great! She made it so easy and comfortable. She helped me all the way thru.
For me personally was the best decision I could ever had done. They were extremely helpful. I can’t thank them enough. They gave me back my life, I have energy, feel awesome and enjoying life, most importantly I can enjoy my grandson.
Experience with NAS Surgeon: Never felt more comfortable talking to a Dr. before. He listened for once to me.