From Chronic Pain to Pain-Free Flight-Mr. Hazim Mehdi’s Journey to Recovery

Mr. Hazim Mehdi, a 63-year-old from Baghdad, Iraq, grappled with persistent pain for an extended period. He experienced cervical pain with numbness in his left hand and debilitating back pain with radiating pain and numbness in his leg. These symptoms significantly restricted his daily activities, prompting him to seek medical intervention at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon, India.

Patient Sharing Happy Moments with Dr. Hitesh Garg Post Surgery  

There, he consulted Dr. Hitesh Garg, Head of Ortho Spine Surgery, who conducted a thorough examination and diagnostic investigations. The results revealed spondylolisthesis in the L4-L5 vertebrae, disc prolapse at multiple levels (L1-L2, L2-L3, L3-L4), and cervical myelopathy at C4-C5, C5-C6, and C6-C7. These conditions were causing the chronic pain and limited mobility Mr. Hazim Mehdi was experiencing.

Dr. Garg recommended a two-pronged surgical approach:

  • Posterior Cervical Spine Surgery: This minimally invasive procedure aimed to address the cervical myelopathy and provide relief from neck pain and numbness.
  • Lumbar Decompression, Fusion, and Fixation Surgery: This surgery targeted the spondylolisthesis and disc prolapses in the lumbar spine, alleviating back pain and radiating symptoms.

Mr. Hazim Mehdi underwent both surgeries successfully under the expertise of Dr. Hitesh Garg. The minimally invasive techniques minimized blood loss, facilitated faster recovery, and reduced post-surgical pain. Following a 15-day stay at the hospital for recovery and physiotherapy, Mr. Hazim Mehdi experienced a remarkable transformation. He was significantly relieved of his chronic pain and regained significant mobility, allowing him to perform daily activities with ease.

Overjoyed with the successful outcome, Mr. Hazim Mehdi expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Hitesh Garg and the team at Artemis Hospital for their exceptional care and the gift of a pain-free life. Now, he is ready to fly back to his home country, free from the constraints of chronic pain and with a renewed sense of well-being.

This story exemplifies the remarkable journey of Mr. Hazim Mehdi, from debilitating pain to a pain-free life. It underscores the expertise of Dr. Hitesh Garg and the advanced medical facilities available in India, which provide world-class treatment to international patients like Mr. Hazim Mehdi, offering them a chance to regain their quality of life.