About four and a half years ago I woke from a nap with incredible pain in my upperÂ back, shoulders and arms. I thought I “slept wrong.” Two months later Dr. Smith performed an Anterior Cervical Fusion. My goals after surgery were two – continue to play basketball and golf. I still enjoy both.
Early this afternoon my wife, Patty, will undergo the same procedure. Her symptoms were similar to mine from time to time. The distinct features of her pain forced us to consider other possibilities. After about three years and intensifying pain – yes, my wife has a high pain tolerance – we finally visited Dr. Smith. After a “discogram” we learnedÂ her pain was indeed caused by either a collapsed or bulging disc.
While everyone is different we are optimistic she will recover with little to no pain as I have. If you think about it today offer your prayers, send your thoughts or just think of us.