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Patient Testimonial: Lou-Ellen, Minimally Invasive Fusion Surgery

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Lou-Ellen tells their story of how the AdventHealth Medical Group Spine Health team helped to diagnose, treat and heal their condition. Read their testimonial to learn more about our approach to helping our patients live pain-free.

"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.

Then I met Dr. Patel. He was so friendly and kind. He took time to answer all of my questions and thoroughly explained his diagnosis so I had a complete understanding of my condition and my options. I spoke in-depth with Dr. Patel about my concerns and my expectations. We decided together that a minimally invasive fusion procedure was the best choice for me.

2 weeks after surgery, I was walking around the block with my walker. I'm really amazed at how fast my recovery was. Now that I'm fully recovered and have finished physical therapy, I'm walking or biking everyday with my husband. I'm back to the life I had before the pain and it feels amazing.

Dr. Patel and his team were fantastic. If you ever have back trouble, he's the doctor you need to see!"

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