"If it was one of my family members, a child of mine - Dr. Meirelles is the person."
Arturo M. was involved in a motor vehicle accident which led to the development of significant neck pain and left arm pain.
Despite undergoing conservative management including physical therapy and interventional spine procedures, he continued to have significant neck pain and left arm pain. He underwent a C5-6 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion and has had significant improvement in his symptoms.
"I was really impressed with the sympathy and compassion that they had."
Belinda G. had a history of progressive worsening back pain and right leg pain.
Her intense pain was significantly affecting her ability to perform any activities. Imaging showed significant instability at the L4-5 level, as well as a large disc herniation at L5-S1 level with neural compression.
Due to her severe pain and no improvement with conservative management she underwent an L4-S1 posterior lumbar interbody fusion with complete neural decompression. Following surgical intervention, she has had considerable improvement in her symptoms.
"I put my faith in him, and it turned out good."
Heather C. was involved in a motor vehicle accident, which led to the development of severe neck pain, arm pain and numbness.
Despite attempting physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, massage therapy, and interventional spine procedures she continued to have pain. "Her intense pain correlated well with the pathology seen on imaging studies."
She had malalignment in the coronal and sagittal planes, instability and disc herniations throughout the cervical spine. Surgical intervention was recommended and after undergoing a C4-C7 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion and a C3-T1 posterior cervical instrumented fusion she has had significant improvement in her symptoms.