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A Holistic Approach to Spinal Healing

Experience the compassion and care delivered by Dr. Chetan Patel and his team at The Spine Health Institute through the patient testimonials listed below. If you’d like to tell of your experiences with us, please share your story.

Carol's Story

Relishing Relief: How One Patient Got the Help She Needed from SHI’s Pain Management Specialists

Determining the specific source of a patient’s back pain isn’t always easy, but it’s an essential step toward arriving at the most appropriate and effective treatment plan. As a physician who specializes in spine care, Dr.

Ricardo’s Laminectomy and Physical Therapy

Spinal conditions can sometimes take years to develop and begin causing symptoms, but it only takes a split second for that first jolt of pain to strike out of the blue. That’s what happened to Ricardo one February morning before work – he was making his regular cup of coffee when he suddenly experienced a shooting pain down his leg. His pain persisted throughout the day and continued to interfere with his performance while working at the Florida Hospital Altamonte warehouse.

Noticing Ricardo’s

Jim W’s Surgery

Jim has been running marathons non-stop for over 10 years, but his reason for running isn’t what you’d expect. He is one of the founders of Team in Training, a program he created after his son was diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer that affects the immune system, in 2001. The purpose of Team in Training is to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation by training individuals to run in a variety of marathons and fitness competitions all over the world.

Ellen’s Surgery

We’ve all heard the phrase, “leave a lasting impression,” but we tend to forget that a lasting impression isn’t always a positive one. This was the case for Ellen, who was experiencing severe back pain after receiving a spinal fusion in 2005.  The staff at her doctor’s office wouldn’t listen to her when she told them how much pain she was feeling during recovery.

Tracy’s Surgery

After living with back pain for almost 30 years, Tracy decided it was time to seek help from a specialist. She found Dr. Chetan Patel at the Spine Health Institute, and together they came up with a treatment plan that decreased Tracy’s pain and helped her get back to a healthy lifestyle.

MaryAnn’s Surgery

MaryAnn’s friend referred her to Dr. Chetan Patel after watching her spend the last two years in tremendous pain. Thanks to a collaborative effort from the Spine Health Institute team, MaryAnn was back on her feet in no time at all.

Elaine’s Physical Therapy

Elaine suffered from back pain for 20 years before she saw Dr. Chetan Patel at the Spine Health Institute. With the help of the Spine Health team, Elaine was back up and moving in just one month.

Gary’s Pain Management Treatment

Passion, dedication and great technique are all noticeable qualities of an avid golf enthusiast – and Gary was no exception. He spent hours on the greens, perfecting his game and letting off some steam. But when his back pain became so severe that it kept him from being able to swing, bend and walk, he knew he had to get help from a specialist.

Isabel’s Physical Therapy

Welcoming a new addition to the family should be a joyous occasion filled with love, happiness, excitement -- and of course, a certain degree of stress. But when you suffer from chronic back pain, this happy chapter in your life can be somewhat more complicated. Your constant discomfort may force you to reduce the time you spend with family, and even keep you from being able to carry out certain everyday tasks, which is a distressing situation for a new parent.

Martha’s Fusion and Laminectomy

Sitting, standing and walking are three of the most common movements humans perform every day. But what if these necessary actions were impossible to undertake without tremendous pain?  This was the dilemma Martha faced for a number of years. The constant ache in her lower back bothered her so much that she could no longer go the gym or sit down to read a book.