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Carla Miller/ July 2018

Patient of the Month – Carla Miller

Diagnosis: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis with bone spurs causing back pain, leg tingling, and decreased walking distance.

Procedure Performed:

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery with micro laminectomy and removal of bone spurs from spine.

Pre-opt Pain Score:

(Standard 1-10 scale with 10 being the worst)  9 out of 10

Current Pain Score: zero

Patient Story:

Carla is a registered nurse with 38 years of work experience.  She began to develop severe symptoms of leg pain, tingling into her feet, and decreased walking distance.  Her back pain was becoming worse and worse. Being a nurse, she was trying her best to get better without surgery if she could.  Instead, her pain and weakness were getting worse and worse. She tried medication, injections, physical therapy, but nothing really helped.

She heard about Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and sought out Dr. Anagnost from her primary care doctor’s recommendation.  She was found to be an excellent candidate.

She underwent her Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and awoke with nearly complete relief of her symptoms.  She is only 2 weeks after her spine surgery and states she is “basically pain free” and “doing everything I want to do now.”   She states, “I wish I had just had the surgery sooner and not waited so long.” You can watch Carla’s video testimonial and listen to how Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery with Dr. Steven Anagnost changed her life for the better.

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