Lisa Walker

Up to 80% of people in the United States are affected by back pain at some point in their lives, but what they may not know is that leg pain can be an indication of a serious back problem. Activities such as standing, sitting or lying down become painful for people as a result of their back injury.

For 43-year-old Lisa Walker, leg pain was how she discovered she had a back injury. Her pain began as a severe bilateral pain in her leg, then gradually moved up to her lower back. At that point, Lisa had enough and decided to find out what was causing her discomfort.

Lisa went to Texas Back Institute to meet Dr. Blumenthal in October 2007, and quickly

began physical therapy and spinal injections. When those alternatives did not treat Lisa’s pain, her doctor recommended surgery. Lisa had no reservations about having the surgery, because she had complete faith in Texas Back Institute and their staff. Dr. Scott Blumenthal performed an artificial disc replacement and a spinal fusion. Both Lisa’s surgery and her recovery were “smooth sailing,” as she said. She was only in the hospital 24 hours following the surgery, and her recovery was quick.

To Lisa Walker, Texas Back Institute was her “one-stop-shop” for all of her back problems. She attributes her success to Dr. Blumenthal and his supportive staff who helped her every step of the way. Her advice to people hesitant to seek treatment is: “Do it. You’ll wonder why you waited.”