I’m writing to share that two years later, with ongoing physical therapy, my large herniated cervical disc resorbed without surgery and my sciatic pain is largely gone though I do have lingering back pain. Overall, though I’m still on a journey to higher levels of activity, I’ve hiked in the desert, ridden my bicycle, danced at weddings and overall experienced life with no or managable pain. My injury was quite traumatic and I thank you for the peace of mind that a second opinion gave while I navigated it. I hope I will not be back with questions, but I appreciate knowing your site is here should I have any. Thanks for this resource!
Thank you for your feedback. Not every compressive radiculopathy (nerve compression) needs to be operated. I’m glad you had good results!
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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.