A sneezing and coughing fit created a pinched sciatic nerve in local resident Robert King that led him down an extremely long and painful path to recovery.
After multiple nonsurgical treatments with no relief, King had his first spine surgery for his pinched sciatic nerve in May of 2017 at a different practice. Following that surgery, he was in and out of the hospital for over seven months.
“I was fine for about a month, and all of a sudden, these sharp pains started coming back,” says King. “I ended up having a hole in my spine.”
King went in for more tests and procedures, each only providing temporary relief.
“The doctor was just going to stick me in the hospital,” says King. “I said no.”
“He was freaking out that the last doctor left me with so much to deal with postoperatively and wanted to be sure to help,” says King. “He took X-rays and showed me the things on my X-rays that were not right.”
Dr. Banit ordered more tests to see what was fully going on, and surgery was scheduled for January of 2018.
“I’m making progress now,” says King. “I feel better, but it’s going to take a little longer for what Dr. Banit had to go in and do to get me fixed right.”
Dr. Banit is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon and is certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is available to see patients at the practice's Warner Robins and Perry locations.
If you or someone you know should need a second opinion, contact Middle Georgia Orthopaedics and schedule an appointment with our one of our orthopedic and spine experts at (478) 953-4563.