Doctor: Arjang Abbasi, DO

“I came to Long Island Spine Specialists for a lower back injury from work and also for a neck injury from a car accident. During my first visit with Dr. Dowling, he did a great job explaining what was wrong and what would take place during my next visit with Dr. Abbasi, the pain management doctor. I was offered epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency treatments, and trigger point injections and decided to go ahead with these treatments. Although the epidurals did not work for me, the radiofrequency and trigger point injections did help.”

What were your expectations of what surgery/procedure would be like?

Everything was explained with epidurals and radiofrequency treatments and trigger point injection

Why did you decide to have surgery/procedure?

Best possible way to get my pain manageable

How was the actual surgery/ procedure? How did you feel after the surgery/procedure?

After the procedure I was a little sore but that was to be expected, but after a few days the pan was just a trace

What advice would you give someone who is considering Spine Surgery/ Injections in the future?

The epidurals did not work for me, the radiofrequency did and so did the trigger point injections, keep trying until you hit the right procedure.

Tell us a little about yourself: What is your profession? What are your hobbies?

I am a retired L.U. #3 Electrician. I like going on vacation and being with my grandchildren.

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