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Sheri C – 46 – September, 2008…

I had surgery for Scoliosis ( Harrington Rod and fusion) in 1977 at the age of 15.

Starting in the spring of 2007, I started having severe pain in my lumbar spine and down my left leg. I went to an Orthopedic Surgeon who did some tests. He said that my L4-5 disc was completely compressed but because of my fusion, there was nothing to be done. My only option was pain management.

I then started researching the internet and to make a long story short, I found Dr. Antonacci . I emailed his office and the very next day received a call from Chris, who scheduled an appointment shortly thereafter. Dr. Antonacci’s first words to me at my appointment were “so they said there was nothing that could be done? Well, they are wrong.”. He made my husband and myself feel completely at ease and Chris is an angel. My diagnosis was Spondylolisthesis and Flat Back Syndrome.

My surgery was performed January 2008 a t Lenox Hill Hospital and although I still have a ways until complete recovery, I feel better than I have in years and can actually stand straight.

Thank you Dr. Antonacci and Chris!!!

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