Feb 06

Austin Wellner / October 2018

Patient of the Month: Austin Wellner

A herniated disc in lower back with worsening tingling and weakness into leg and foot and sciatic nerve pain.
Procedure Performed:
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery laminectomy and discectomy – Outpatient
Pre-opt Pain Score:
Nine out of Ten pain (Severe)
Current Pain Score:
One out of Ten (minimal)
Patient Story:
Austin is an active young man who works on computers. He has had pain in his back for years, but over the last 6 months or so, the pain has gotten worse and worse. The Tylenol or Alleve no longer helped him. In addition, he noticed weakness in his leg and foot. It got to the point where Austin could hardly bear weight on his left leg and foot because of the worsening pain and weakness.
Austin was referred to Dr. Steven Anagnost MD, a specialist in Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery. An MRI showed a large disc herniation which was pinching the sciatic nerve and thus making Austin’s pain worse and worse.
Austin underwent Minimally Invasive Spine surgery with Dr.Anagnost. The surgery was less than one hour, and Austin awoke with dramatic relief of his pain. He went home about an hour after surgery.

Watch Austin’s video and hear what he has to say about his improvement after the Minimally Invasive Spine surgery with Dr.Steven Anagnost.

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