San Francisco, CA
Coming up on 13 years of freedom! Dr Wohns performed surgery on April 14, 1999. I am so grateful because I feel like I got my husband back. He was only 29 at the time, and in steller shape skiing black diamond hills, biking down mountain trails, and a great athletic father. February 1997, he was in a car accident where he blew the L4 andL5 fluid out of his discs. For those 2 years, he was in so much back pain, that we had gone to 17 different doctors 3 hospitals and no one could figure out the problem. The Doctors had him doped up on drugs to manage the pain, but that was no life. He was sleeping 18 hours a day and working 6 with no fun activities anymore. When he walked, the bones rubbed together causing intense pain ...we didn't understand what happened. Neither did 16 of the Doctors we saw. Our family doctor referred us to Dr Wohns. We brought our MRI's to the appt and about dropped to the floor when he said I know exactly what is wrong... after a very difficult test, we had surgery approx 4 weeks later, L4, L5 Fusion. There was about 4-6 weeks of true recovery before he had all abilities back. He was able to return to work full time, and slowly pick up activities again. To date, he has not had any problems since the surgery!
Thankyou Dr Wohns for changing our lives. I am forever grateful for the part you played in getting the health of my husband back to normal! Update... He is turning 43 in May, he started Taekwondo approx 4 years ago to strengthen his core, and get fit. He is now about to get his 2nd degree Black Belt in November from an Olympian in Taekwondo in Colorado Springs. At his age, and with back surgery, he can actually kick near his head! (and we thought that was only for the young!) He is now a full time Instructor,and a great example you can do this even when you had back surgery, and you are advancing in years. Funny, the kicking is how he keeps his hips open and functioning properly. I am thrilled that we are coming up on 13 years of freedom and wanted you to share in the joy.