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Patient Testimonials

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Edythe (Edie) S. Verbesky, Mt. Arlington, NJ ó spinal surgery
Dr. Cammisa, thanks for giving me back the life of activity that I always knew and loved. After 20+ years or more of living with what I thought was everyday 'stuff', the pain from my back was actually fixable! I was on target for a wheel chair. My right leg was numb most of the time, I could not sit in a comfortable position for any length of time, much less sleep, and I could only walk short distances with a cane. This was not me nor what I signed up for in this life. Now, thanks to a correct diagnosis and surgery, I am happily pain free. I realized that almost immediately after surgery. Especially the next day, when the physical therapist asked me if I was ready for a walk and a short climb up some stairs. I said REALLY? Letís go! And I was ready - I walked across the hall and up this short flight of stairs, without a cane! (But HSS makes you hold on, so I took the PT's hand...NO CANE...wow). I now look forward to my morning walks around the lake where I live,and most of all, to quality time with my nine-year-old granddaughter and to go wherever she wants to go. more

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