Testimonials - Houston Texas Spine Center Patients
Often voted as Reader's Choice and Best of by local magazines, Dr. Siddiqi feels a strong connection to his community and is proud to help patients live strong, healthy lives. Hear some of their comments and patient testimonials:
"He is the best. I had two back surgeries and my quality of life prior was not good. I am now back to normal and able to work in the field I love Emergency medicine on a ambulance. And yes that means I'm lifting. If you have back pain do yourself the best favor and go see him."
- Christina Keen, Houston, TX - October 2015
"My attack of sciatica began in September. I had high hopes that it would heal on its own. When the end of October came and the pain was worsening I knew it was not going to resolve itself. I consulted Dr. Siddiqi in November and decided to do the conservative treatment which consisted of 3 epidural steroid injections. The first ESI in November helped somewhat for almost 3 weeks. The second ESI in December did not help and by the end of December, the pain was getting more severe.
By my third ESI in January I still had no relief and the pain was excruciating. After 5 months of pain it was time for surgery. At this point the pain was so severe that I was counting the days until surgery. Six hours after my surgery, I stood up and walked.
It was like a miracle. For the first time in 5 months, I was free from the sciatica pain I had suffered so long. I was elated! It felt so good to walk that I continued to walk around my room and enjoy being pain free. I went home the next day. I did so well after surgery that I did not take any pain medication. In 12 days, I was in and functioning normally. I finally had my life back. Thank you Dr. Siddiqi!"
-Angie P., RN, Houston, Texas
"I am a 39 year old lady. About 3 months ago I started suffering severe chronic lower back pain. I have always been skeptical about surgeries. On June 7, 2011 we drove over 4 hours to Dr. Siddiqi's office. Barely being able to walk, I went into his office knowing I needed a remedy for all of the pain I was in. Dr. Siddiqi evaluated my MRI and proceeded to make his professional recommendation. By this time I felt very comfortable and confident that he cared about my well being. I knew instantly I had made the right choice in going to see him. Within 2 days, Dr. Siddiqi had performed minimal invasive back surgery on me. Almost immediately I felt no more pain. Never knew I could feel this good again! Thank you Dr. Siddiqi for giving me my life back".
-- Lorainne C., Corpus Christi, Texas
"My pain in my lower back started April 20, 2011. I had sharp pains in my lower back and it started radiating to my right leg and toes. At first, I went to another physician and they didn't help me at all regarding my pain. They just told me to get an MRI and I suffered a lot that week. Then I decided to have a second opinion with Dr. Siddiqi. At my first appointment with him I brought my MRI and he looked at it and he diagnosed my condition immediately. My pain and my numbness on my right leg didn't subside with conservative care and he decided that a minimally invasive surgical procedure was the best option. I decided to have the surgery. The next day after the surgery was the first time I walked and I didn't have any pain and numbness on my right leg. It made me so happy and since then I can walk better without any pain. I used to have a cane before the surgery, but after the surgery I forgot about it. When I came to Dr. Siddiqi I was hardly walking, even with the cane. I'm very thankful to Dr. Siddiqi for the great job he did. My quality of life has improved greatly! I appreciate what he did for me and I'd gladly recommend him to any of my friends and family. No one needs to be afraid of surgery with Dr. Siddiqi because is a trustworthy physician. I’ve seen lots of my coworkers with similar lower back pain issues and they’re afraid of having surgery. I tell them to visit Dr. Siddiqi and he can solve their problems with or without surgery".
-- Bungor B., Houston, Texas
On December 15, 2008 Dr. Shah Siddiqi performed a Cervical Laminectomy on my spine to relieve the pressure on my nerves.
I was so pleased with Dr. Siddiqi and his staff that I wanted to write them a note for their website.
The pre-op tests were all very thorough. The staff was all pleasant and highly skilled. The symptoms that I had have all gone away. I have been rehabbing at home for 30 days and feel very pleased with the outcome.
Thank you so much for your help with my spinal problems and I would highly recommend you to any of my friends or relatives.
"I have been seeing Dr Siddiqi for three years. He is an excellent doctor, who actually cares about his patients. Since he has introduced me to the DRX-9000, the results are felt as well as seen. It definitely has improved my lifestyle in general."
--Valerie H. Houston, Texas
"Dr. Siddiqi made the office visits very comfortable. Almost immediately after I started the DRX-9000, I felt results. I have completed my therapy regimen and feel great."
--Alex H. Tomball, Texas
"I had back pain for over 20 years. When the pain started to go down my legs, I knew it was time to do something about it. My doctor referred me to Dr. Siddiqi in 2008. Dr. Siddiqi is fantastic and the staff is wonderful and so friendly. The DRX-9000 is a great machine. I have seen a big difference. I can finally get out and walk my dogs."
--Carolyn W. Spring, Texas