Donald CorenmanKeymasterJune 10, 2011 at 12:50 amPost count: 52
Hello, I am actually contacting your office for my father. He has had three surgeries over several years, his last about 10 years ago. When he awoke from this surgery, he no longer had flexion in his right foot. Stubborn and angry, he refused to go under the knife. He is currently on his back right now with severe leg pain shooting down his other leg. As far as I know, he has never had a spinal fusion and when he was young they simply removed his discs. I think the majority of his issues stem from his lumbar spine region. We are desperate for some help and seeking only the best. I have had two spinal surgeries myself from idiopathic scoliosis when I was 14 am devoted to helping him. I am confident this is more than a simple case of sciatica and after growing up with my father constantly struggling with an instable spine I am seeking someone who can provide an accurate and thorough assessment and convince him that the correct surgery can improve his quality of life. My question is simple at this point- how quickly can you see him? He currently is unable to move and has severe sciatica, but he does not want to waste his time with seeing physicians in our area. We are in Gunnison and his surgery would need to be elsewhere regardless. Can you or are you able to see him as soon as possible? What do you advise if we cannot get an appointment anytime soon? Thank you for your help!Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorJune 10, 2011 at 12:51 amPost count: 8614
Your father has had three prior spine surgeries. You do not mention which ones but apparently they were all discetomies and no fusions were involved. It sounds like he might have instability or stenosis associated with collapse. Please have him send his images to my office by Fedex (hopefully he has current X-rays and an MRI). My office number is 970 476-1100.
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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