Spinal Stenosis: Triple Fusion Surgery

Debilitating back pain was hampering Patricia’s active lifestyle.

She could barely stand up due to a severe case of spinal stenosis. Culicchia Neurosurgeon John Steck performed a triple fusion to relieve her pain.

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal causing compression of the spinal cord and nerves. This causes lower extremity pain, weakness and numbness. The typical patient feels well when seated but with standing and walking the legs get weak, numb or have radiating pain. It can severely effect quality of life.

It is major surgery but Patricia is pain-free today. Read about her experience in this month’s issue of Inside New Orleans Magazine.