Oct 18

Monica Thompson / October 2016

Monica Thompson, back pain and leg pain patient

Monica works as a hospital nurse. She had such severe disc degeneration, that her bones in her spine were grinding back and forth causing severe back pain and leg pain with numbness. Work at the hospital, and life at home, became unbearable due to the pain.

Procedure Performed:
Monica underwent cutting edge Minimally Invasive Spinal surgery with Dr. Steven Anagnost. She was up walking the same day as her surgery.

Pre-opt Pain Score:
9 out of 10 pain

Current Pain Score:
1 out of 10 pain


“I first met Dr. Anagnost at the hospital where I work. I know about all of the people he has helped in our hospital. When my back started to hurt, he saw me right away and quickly showed me on an MRI what was wrong. My pain was so severe, I knew I had to have surgery. I could tell relief of my pain as soon as I woke up from surgery. Now I have almost no back pain.”