Most people can pinpoint the exact moment when they injured their back: “It happened on the golf course,” “while lifting some heavy equipment,” or “when I was in a car accident.” But sometimes a spinal injury is spontaneous and the reason is unclear. This was the case for Janice, whose back pain started out of the blue without an apparent cause. And that was just the beginning.
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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.
As anyone whose job involves physical labor knows, constant bending, twisting and straining is a recipe for injury, and even the most careful workers can get seriously hurt in the process. That’s exactly what happened to Kevin Bullock, a roofer who was cleaning a job site and severely twisted his back. One minute, he was healthy and strong, and the next, he was plunged into a world of pain and discomfort for which he was forced to seek medical help.
When Jim’s 92 year old mother fell and hurt her back, Jim consulted with the family’s primary care physician. He recommended The Spine Health Institute in Altamonte Springs, FL. After a consultation and diagnosis, Dr. Patel performed a Kyphoplasty procedure on Jim’s mother. After only an hour in recovery, Jim’s mother was able to return home and just two days later she was up and walking with no pain. Watch Jim’s Story.
I was suffering from back pain. I had a crushed disc that put pressure on my lower back and kept me in constant pain from the waist down. I tried pain medicine, rehab, even neurology, but nothing seemed to work.
My mother was really comfortable with the people and atmosphere at the Spine Center and Dr. Patel made my wife and I as comfortable as possible when we ultimately decided to choose surgery. My mother was in so much pain that waiting to see if the injury healed itself was not an option. So Dr. Patel performed a kyphoplasty procedure and we waited eagerly for the results.
After three years almost since the auto accident of 3/98, I have endured leg pain and low back pain. Tried to live with it but it only got worse. Through fate or design I came to know and have Dr. Patel as my doctor. I am now able to lay on my right side, sounds simple but have been unable to for so long.
When Joan started experiencing numbness in her toes, she visited The Spine Health Institute to find out what could be causing the problem. After meeting with Dr. Patel, Joan found out that all four of her lower lumbar vertebrae were in need of serious attention. Within one week Dr. Patel performed a life-changing surgery on Joan, effectively eliminating her pain and numbness. Joan says she walks farther now than she ever has in 30 years. Watch Joan’s Story.
After three years of dealing with numbness in his feet and legs, Louis decided enough was enough. He visited The Spine Health Institute, where Dr. Patel suggested a Mini-Access Fusion surgery for Louis. Before his life-altering treatment, Louis could only walk for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. The morning after his surgery, Louis was able to walk freely, without pain. Watch Louis’ story.
With his family’s support, Bill underwent surgery to fuse his vertebrae together, allowing the fracture to heal. After the procedure, Bill was able to get up and walk around, even encouraging his fellow hospital patients to do the same. With Dr. Patel’s help, Bill and his wife are back to their normal exercise routines. Watch Bill’s Story.