I’m old-school. I thought if you had to have surgery it had to hurt, but I was wrong.
Douglas Brown, owner of Jack Brown’s Food Store in Franklinton, LA, says he doesn’t believe in quick fixes. He isn’t a stranger to back pain or back surgery, admitting he had 4 back procedures before coming to DISC of Louisiana.
He went through epidural injections, and other forms of pain relief, but those practices were only temporary. When he felt a “roaring pain” in his leg, he knew what was wrong.
It really surprised me!
Brown’s minimally invasive spinal procedure caused less pain and saw less blood loss. The state-of-the-art technique allows Dr. James to navigate around the tissue and muscles surrounding the painful disc, instead of cutting through them. That means less trauma, and a faster recovery.
“I left home at 4:30AM that morning,” Mr. Brown said, “at 2:30 PM I was at home having a cup of coffee in my recliner. No pain. Taking no medicine. And sure enough, on my back there was only a Band-Aid. It really surprised me. It was a lot different than what I was used to!”
Now I can do whatever I want to do.
Today, Brown says he can do whatever he wants to do. “I can bend over, lift things, walk and sleep in a bed,” he smiled, “That’s a real nice thing.” For patients like Douglas Brown, being active and self-sufficient is a way of life in his physically demanding grocery store business.
Are you struggling with back pain or neck pain? Make an appointment with one of the highest-ranking spine surgeons in the state. Northshore spine surgeons, Dr. K. Samer Shamieh and Dr. Jeremy James are board certified, fellowship trained spine specialists, practicing the latest minimally-invasive spine procedures.