Lumbar Disc Herniation
Today we completed a treatment on a gentleman who is 57, he was in an accident, hit by a car and thrown off a bicycle. He not only had a fractured lumbar vertebra, but he also developed a lumbar disc herniation with weakness.
His pain complaints consisted of not only back and leg pain from the disc herniation, but he also had a severe lumbar sprain with chronic lower back.
Since the patient had weakness we scheduled him for minimally invasive endoscopic discectomy, which relieved his leg pain immediately and the strength in his leg came back. We then put him through five sessions of prolotherapy to re-strengthen his lower back and today we discharged him pain free.
Why This Is Important
Here is an example of a patient, who without the proper guidance would have ended up with a more invasive spine surgery approach that could have led to a spine fusion and chronic back pain with loss of function.
With the power of modern surgical techniques and regenerative medicine we were able to get him back normal.
Website case studies are provided for educational and evaluational purposes of the available treatments offered by our office. It is important to note that although Dr. E. Magaziner has a high rate of success treating patients, there is no guarantee of a positive outcome given the variables relative to each case and individual being treated.