I’ve had lower back pain for over 20 years and treated by several doctors with no lasting results. Finally, a sports medicine physician ordered an MRI and referred me to Dr. Dick at Twin Cities Orthopedics. The physician told me he had a good personal experience with Dr. Dick and I took that as a good referral.
During my first appointment, Dr. Dick showed me the X-rays that he took and explained my MRI results. He then provided his recommendations in very clear language; a refreshing conversation in plain English that was understandable. Surgery was scheduled and about 10 days later, Dr. Dick and his assistants worked while I “slept.” I was sent home from the hospital with a list of what to do and what not to do for the next 3-6 months.
For the next 12 weeks, I was not allowed to lift more than 10 pounds and he told me to walk to promote good post-surgery healing. I followed his instructions and after about 4 weeks I was walking 3-5 miles per day. 6 months after surgery and I am virtually pain free- better than I have felt in 20 years! I can run and I am back in the gym doing more aggressive workouts.
Because of Dr. Dick’s first class surgical skills and PT recommendations, I am back riding my bike, starting to play golf again, and looking forward to skiing next winter. Dr. Dick and his staff have been so professional and accessible to answer all of my questions; I can only give them my highest recommendation. And they all have a great sense of humor!