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SPINAL STENOSIS

The spinal column contains open spaces that create passageways for the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of (or an intrusion into) these openings. This can cause a compression of the nerves. Spinal stenosis most commonly affects the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine.


PATIENT STORY

JOHN D. ~ STENOSIS, SPONDYLOLISTHESIS

I have always enjoyed physical activity. It is a very important part of my life. Due to a bicycle accident in May, 2017, my ability to not only work out, but also perform normal choirs such as gardening, became almost impossible. My conditioned continued to worsen to the point it became difficult to walk without risking incredible spasmodic pain in one or both legs. In September, 2017, I visited my primary doctor who diagnosed a neurological issue which diagnosis was confirmed by a neurologist. A friend and orthopedic surgeon highly recommended Dr. Jeff Cantor. When I visited Dr. Cantor, I was admittedly skeptical of his claim that following surgery I would be without pain and able to resume all those activities I had been doing before my bike accident.

In early November, 2017, at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Dr. Cantor performed an Extreme Lumbar Interbody Fusion. The operation lasted almost eight hours. That evening, after the nurses had left, I got out of my hospital bed and walked - no spasmodic pain, none, just as Dr. Cantor had promised. Now, 15 months after the operation, I am able to bicycle, ride the elliptical and stairmaster machine, and also the treadmill without limitation or pain. Last week, I worked outside in my backyard for 5 1/2 hours on a construction project. That day and the next, I had no residual back pain. It is almost to good to be true. My back feels better now than it has in the last 25 or 30 years. I highly recommend Dr. Cantor. I don't think there is a better back surgeon.

JOSH M. ~ SPINAL STENOSIS, LUMBAR REGION; PSEUDOARTHROSIS OF THE LUMBAR SPINE; LUMBAR RADICULITIS

I am beyond thankful for the life changing surgery that Dr. Asghar performed on my lumbar spine. It was a revision spinal fusion and if not done and done right the condition would have led to loss of leg function. I now can walk normally again without any pain in my leg. Not only did Dr. Asghar take extraordinary time studying my particular situation and coming up with a solid plan, he took a great deal of time explaining it in detail without a shred of ego or attitude. I recommend him for anyone where surgery is your only option and you want it done correctly with attention to detail. His assistant Priscila is incredible and followed up with me everyday after surgery and provided clear instructions tailored to me (as she is his assistant during surgery and knows exactly what is going on.) What a great team!

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