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"Dr. Schuler gave me my life back and made me feel like I was 27! I was 71 at the time of the operation." Tom C.

TRUE STORY: TOM FELT 44 YEARS YOUNGER AFTER SPINE SURGERY!

I was suddenly crippled with pain down my right leg and could not walk without crutches.  I went to two orthopaedic surgeons who recommended pain medication. I went to Dr. Thomas Schuler for a third opinion; and was  diagnosed with several serious problems that required immediate surgery. All of these conditions were pinching my spinal cord and causing pain:

  • My lower vertebrae were growing inward
  • The vertebrae were moving sideways
  • The discs were moving

Dr. Schuler’s solution was to cut a pie sliced wedge in the vertebrae to provide room for the spinal cord and to anchor the vertebrae and discs with metals strips on each side of the cut in the bone.
It worked!  After a couple of months of rehab to build the muscles back, I was able to do anything. Dr. Schuler gave me my life back and made me feel like I was 27!  I was 71 at the time of the operation.

Thank you to my team!