I grew up in Western Pennsylvania and once I married, and my husband graduated from college, we moved to the South so that he could advance with his degree. He wanted to continue to better himself in his career so we continued to move around for his job. We settled down in Southside, Alabama and have been here for 14 years. We have 2 grown children, a daughter and a son, who live nearby and they have blessed us with 4 grandchildren.
I had been visiting a chiropractor for more than a decade trying to figure out where my back pain was coming from. I would go monthly in an attempt to continually alleviate my pain. Unfortunately, I began to experience more chronic, intense pain in late 2020 and knew it was time for me to do something.
I visited Andrews Sports Medicine for the first time in late 2020 seeking answers. By then, I knew I needed to step it up a level to relieve my chronic back pain.
By the time I got to see Dr. Andrew Cordover, I had already been to 3 or 4 other doctors who all either misdiagnosed me or did not offer any help or solutions to my back pain.
I suffered with chronic back pain for nearly 20 years. I served a number of years in the U.S. Army, and when I left the military I went to work for the railroad.
My typical workday includes driving 2 hours to and from work, and spending 13+ hours sitting while I perform my job at the railroad. So altogether, I spend close to 17 hours every day just sitting. Over time my back pain went from being an irritation to very painful and debilitating.
I am a LONG TIME Dr. Steven R. Nichols patient. I tell people that he is next to God because he has basically repaired my whole body. I trust him with my life.
In 2005, I started experiencing back pain that affected me on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. I continued to pass it off as the natural aging process and never sought medical treatment.
I am a 44 year-old, long-time team member of Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, recently celebrating 21 years with the practice. Over the years, I have remained physically active, working out and training consistently 3-4 days per week, most recently in the Les Mills fitness program. While I’ve remained relatively healthy over the years, I have had minor injuries that have been evaluated and treated by our Andrews Sports Medicine team. Fortunately, most all of these injuries were able to be treated through non-surgical, conservative treatments.
Dr. Andrew Cordover is the best spine surgeon around! For nearly 16 years, I had severe pain daily and for 12 years I walked with a cane. Dr. Cordover operated on my neck in April, 2015. He relieved pressure caused by a disc pressing on my spine, fixed an old plate that I had knocked crooked, and installed a new plate. The pain I had for 16 years is now gone. Thank you Dr. Cordover for giving me my life back!