Mr. Crupper had severe neck and arm pain due to large bone spurs and discs pressing on the nerves and spinal cord in his neck. He had 2 levels compressing the spinal cord and nerves, at C4-C5 anfd C5-C6.
Mr. Crupper underwent a specialized surgery of his neck , which removed the bone spurs and disc material in his neck. This was a minimally invasive procedure which did not require the need or use of a plate in his neck. He awoke from his surgery with immediate improvement of his neck pain and arm pain.
Pre-opt Pain Score:
9 out of 10 pain
Current Pain Score:
1 out of 10 pain
I was in terrible pain. My neck and my arms were in pain, and I could not feel my hands. I had tingling shooting pain into my arms and hands. I had physical therapy, medication, and injections before meeting Dr. Anagnost. Dr. Anagnost showed my xrays and MRI where my spinal cord was being crushed by the bone spurs and discs. He explained everything to me better than all my other doctors. He performed minimally invasive neck surgery on me. When I woke up, I felt better immediately. My pain was gone, and I could feel my hands again for the first time in months. I am so glad I have Dr. Anagnost as my surgeon. He has truly saved me.