Having not been able to pursue his passion for skiing in years, Stephen Jamison was ready to try anything for a chance to hit the slopes once again. That’s when he found Sonospine.
A few months after undergoing a Sonospine’s minimally disruptive surgery to address pain stemming from a previous surgery involving implementation of screws and rods in his lower back, Jamison was back doing the activities he loves — and skiing was at the top of his list. He spent a week in Copper Mountain, Colorado, devoting his time to testing his new limits. To his delight, his spine passed the various exams with flying colors.
“My back performed beautifully,” Jamison says, ecstatic with his trip’s findings. “I could ski as well as I ever could. Knowing my back is capable of supporting my skiing addiction makes a huge difference in my life choices as I approach retirement.”
The only ski-related pain Jamison felt on his entire trip stemmed from his piriformis muscles — a short sciatic flare-up — but there was zero discomfort related to his L-4/L-5 spinal vertebrae region.
“I can deal with piriformis syndrome by stretching,” he says, noting that, sure enough, he was able to resolve the discomfort from that instance with a few brief but deep stretches.
While he never faced any real danger, Jamison also encountered something of a scare on his first day when he slipped on a patch of ice as he walked over to the base lodge. “I fell right on my tailbone,” he claims, relaying just how much it hurt in the moment. However, he experienced “no aftereffects,” and all of his surgical implants “held nicely.” In a way, it was reassuring for him to know that the Sonospine surgery had indeed worked and would remain durable under even the harshest forms of stress.
Do you deal with chronic back or neck pain that’s left you feeling helpless and unable to enjoy the greater splendors of life? Are you too afraid to undergo surgeries that come with too many side effects to keep track of? Dr. Mohamed M. Abdulhamid is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, and he's one of a handful of neurosurgeons in the United States who is trained and certified in the Sonospine's Sonosculpt® procedure.
Contact Sonospine online or call 855-957-7463 for a free MRI review to determine if minimally invasive ultrasonic surgery is right for you.