Jeff, 49 – Lumbar Disc Herniation Patient

I had been suffering from lower back pain for several months. I tried physical therapy and epidurals but had no significant relief. I was experiencing a constant, burning, stabbing pain that started in my lower back and traveled all the way down the back of leg. Sitting was a virtual impossibility. The only relief I could experience was lying down. I am a child psychologist and in my daily practice sitting is unavoidable. I work with children who require my full undivided attention. When I was no longer able to do my job it was devastating… A colleague of my wife told her she had a similar problem a few years back. Dr. John Lipani was her neurosurgeon and she highly recommended him. I made an appointment to see Dr. Lipani and he showed me how one of the discs in my lower back was pinching a nerve that ran down the back of my leg. Two days later I was in the operating room where Dr. Lipani removed the herniated disc. When I awoke from surgery I immediately felt pain relief in my lower back and leg. I was up and out of bed later that afternoon. My pain is gone completely and I am back to work and feeling great! Thank you Dr. Lipani for being an excellent surgeon and also for the genuine care and concern you gave me every step of the way.

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