Stephanie Jo Beck now has her active lifestyle back thanks to the anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) procedure performed by William L. Mills, M.D.
After injuring her back in 2009, Beck found that daily activities became difficult, her motion was restricted, and she experienced constant pain and numbness in her legs. She chose to have the ALIF procedure performed in April of 2014 by Dr. Mills.
Dr. Mills says that the advantages of the minimally invasive procedure include less muscle tissue disruption, easier recovery, and added stability to the spine.
"When I woke up from the surgery, the pain and numbness were gone, and I now have little restriction in my movement. I am able to do my job as a nurse now without difficulty and can work in my garden again," Beck said.
For more information about minimally invasive spine procedures, call (843) 347-7222.