My experience with Andrews Sports Medicine from start to finish - from the making of my first appointment, to the staff and doctors was nothing short of first class! They were very efficient and thorough! We knew that we were in the right place to get the problem solved!
I had suffered from chronic pain for several years. I had neck pain which for most of you think it’s just age or you hurt it and it will go away. Mine never did and got worse and seemed to stay. I had developed continuous pressure in the back of my head/neck that was indescribable! This was literally 24/7; over time I started getting migraines (or that is what I thought they was.) I had never had them before, so I did not know but they would hit me so sudden and I never knew how long each would last making harder and harder to be active or be involved in my normal daily activities.
I was seeking help and it was all very good and by friends whom are doctors and people I highly respect and at times brought some relief at times but would always creep back in being worse than when it left. But it just wasn’t what I needed and I was declining and something had to be done.
Over the course of trying to find the right doctor, my symptoms were getting worse. By this time, my vision was going in and out (which scared me to death) my balance was off, my clarity of thinking was off, everything was off due from the nerves being pinched and damaged on top of the chronic pain. I was still working a full time job and not sure some days how I managed that, but my persona, indescribable strength we don’t even know is there until we do not have a choice and I did not! I was getting very depressed and discouraged because of the severe pain I was in 24/7. NOTHING WOULD BRING ME RELIEF!! I am a very happy, positive person so this was literally changing my whole life. I was afraid this was my life.
After my initial appointment with Dr. Andrew Cordover, my husband and I both were at this point past going and desperate! It was as if we weren’t leaving until something was done, but we didn’t have to ask. With Dr. Cordover’s direction, his staff set me up to have a test run to make sure surgery was the answer. I applaud them for double checking versus just taking a rush when it could have been the wrong one.
The test came back to show surgery would help this issue. Dr. Cordover and his staff treated me like first class and had me set up within a couple weeks for surgery. I am currently 3 weeks post op. Dr. Cordover performed neck to relieve nerves being pinched, causing severe cervical issues.
When I woke from surgery, I was treated great, and Praise God, I had no pain! NONE…it was all gone! Even the healing of the actual surgery hasn’t been too bad! When I met with Dr. Cordover for my 2-week post op, he walked in the room and I stood and gave him a hug and told him THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME MY QUALITY OF LIFE BACK!! I told him God had given him an amazing gift!
I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR THE ANDREWS SPORTS MEDICINE AND THE TOP NOTCH CARE I RECEIVED!