Doctor: Thomas J. Dowling, MD

“I made an appointment with Long Island Spine Specialists because I lost my ability to lift my arms and was experiencing unrelenting pain in my lower back and legs. My first visit with Dr. Dowling was very informative and I elected to have anterior cervical discectomy and fusion which gave me back my ability to lift my arms. I also had a second surgery for my lower back and leg symptoms.”

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

I was very well informed as to what to expect after my 2 surgeries

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

Cervical discectomy and fusion, my ability to lift my arms returned, the second surgery was more demanding and it took longer to recover

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

My recommendation for anybody considering spine surgery is to see Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C. They might be all that you need.

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

I am a retired para-professional and now a mother of three and housewife. I enjoy walking, traveling and spending time with my grandchildren.

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