My name is Abu bakr,from Baghdad,iraq . I am a 61 year old industrial clerk. I have had increasing pain in my lower back since 2006. I have been told by several doctors that they could either remove the disk and do a fusion or medicate me with strong narcotics for the rest of my life. I visited india as I didn’t get relief in Iraq. Here also many specialist in big hospitals advised me to go for open spine surgery such as laminectomy,miscrodiscectomy & fusion. I learned different doctors giving different surgical suggestion for same disease. I was refered to Dr Manish Raj finally ,after intiatial examination he suggested me to go for diagnostic block to locate source of my pain. It was not a painful procedure ,so I went ahead. I felt so much pain free after diagnostic test only,but doctor advised me to take precaution as pain may come back since procedure was only a test to confirm source of pain. After the procedure dr raj informed me one disc being problematic and no need of big open spine surgery,compared to other specialist looking at my MRI and saying 3-4 disc needed to be removed or fixed with instrumentation.
Finally he advised me to go for minimally invasive endoscopic decompression ( which is done with help of camera and other hi-tech equipments) and he could repair the herniation that was showing on my MRI.. After surgery the relief was obvious. I healed up and stayed off work for 7 days,despite dr advising me to resume work after 3 days. I am working every day with a pain level of 0! I have weaned from ten pain pills a day to two and still falling. These men have transformed me from a guy shopping for wheelchairs to a middle aged man pursuing his dream of account consultancy! Thank you all and God bless.
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