P.L.K. Flat Back Syndrome Full Story

12 Dec 2016

I truly don’t know what I would have done if I had not found Dr. Joseph. He was so kind and treated me with respect and compassion. He knew the pain I was in and how tired I was physically, mentally, and emotionally.

I will never be able to thank him enough for the miracle he performed on me. I wish I could yell from the roof tops what an amazing, gifted surgeon he is.I had a 14 hr. surgery in May of 2011 by a well known Orthopedic surgeon in Clearwater, FL. for scoliosis.

I had a 14 hr. surgery in May of 2011 by a well known Orthopedic surgeon in Clearwater, FL. for scoliosis.
After the surgery, my pain level was 100 times worse and I could not stand up straight. A year and a half after the surgery I was still complaining to him about the pain and the fact I could not stand, sit, or walk without severe pain.

He told me he had no idea why I was so uncomfortable and there was nothing more he could do for me and sent me to pain management. There I was told I would be this way forever and to get used to taking pain meds for the rest of my life.

I cried every day from the pain, I had to give up my nursing career,  my life with my husband. and the things we did with friends and family was gone. I became very depressed and developed panic attacks. The people at the pharmacy treated me like a street addict and was made to feel very uncomfortable when my pain meds needed refilled.

After two and a half years of this, I found Dr. Joseph….he took one look at my X-rays and said he knew exactly what was wrong with me… “Flat back syndrome”. I needed more surgery. It was a two-part procedure in November of 2013…I cannot believe the difference. I stand perfectly straight, I can sit, stand and walk with little to no pain. I no longer take pain meds. I can sleep through the night. My husband and I are back to going out with friends, we travel to see family again.

Makes me wonder why the other guy (I can’t even call him a doctor) didn’t realize and pick up on the “flat back” problem….he looked at my X-rays for two and a half years and couldn’t figure it out…REALLY ???????

 

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