Houston Spine Surgeon Dr. Richard Francis has worked with hundreds of patients and provided a cure to many with decades of continual back pain and suffering. Dr. Francis specializes in the treatment of spine deformities such as Scoliosis, degenerative conditions, tumors, infections, Sciatica treatments, and metabolic diseases and excels in treating patients who have had unsuccessful spine surgery.
As a widely recognized and highly respected leader in the field of spine surgery, Dr. Richard Francis works with both children and adults from around the world. Dr. Francis has helped many patients young and old with crippling and disabling back pain and spine disorders. Many patients finally found relief after months, years and even decades of discomfort and dysfunction, some of whom had previous surgeries with other doctors.
One Scoliosis patient, Wendy Strange, suffered years of discomfort from a very early age. “I am 46 years old and was diagnosed with Scoliosis (thoracic and lumbar curves) at age 14. I wore a brace for one year at that time. It has only been in the last 10 years that I have noticed significant changes in the degree of my curves and pain in my back. While I was not in severe pain, it was a constant discomfort that never went away and my previous doctor had offered me nothing to help me to deal with my condition. Then I went to see Dr. Francis,” Strange says.
She remembers well the sense of hope she felt once she found Dr. Francis. “I was so relieved when he said that he could correct my spine. I did not want my Scoliosis to continue to progress, leaving me crippled and unable to live the active lifestyle that my husband and I enjoy. Dr. Francis took every step necessary to insure that I received the best possible outcome with my surgery. He answered any and every question that we had. I have been so impressed with the personal and undivided attention that I have received while in his care. After surgery, I was very diligent in following the post-op instructions. Dr. Francis had said that I would be able to dance at my son’s wedding eight weeks after surgery, and he was right, I did.”
Another patient who Dr. Francis helped find hope and relief after two decades was Kathlena Mailloux. Mailloux explains, “Dr. Francis is the first surgeon in 20 years that has given me any hope/chance of being pain free. Other surgeons had ‘written me off’ as a patient whom they did not want to do surgery on. Dr. Francis, with the new technique of titanium pin work on the spine, I believe will give many ‘written off’ patients another chance of enjoying their lives. I’m glad to know him.”
Mark Seaman also shared his story of struggling from 1974 to 2009 when he finally found Dr. Francis. Seaman writes, “Lower Lumbar Fusion Surgery was the best thing I have ever done. I suffered with chronic back pain for over 20 years. Being in the Army, they didn’t really do anything for me except prescribe Motrin. I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease in 1997, and still nothing was done. I retired from the Army in 2004 and moved to Houston in 2009. My PCP (Primary Care Physician) recommended Dr. Richard Francis for my back troubles and after a series of exams I underwent Lower Lumbar Fusion Surgery. I am now pain-free for the first time in decades. Dr. Francis and his staff are very caring and I highly recommend him as a spine specialist and surgeon.”
For more information about Houston Spine Surgeon Dr. Richard Francis or to contact his office please call 1(888) 977-4625 or visit the website at: http://www.myspineassociates.com/. Offices are located in Houston and Beaumont, Texas.
5420 West Loop South, Suite 2500
Bellaire, Texas 77401
Phone: (713) 383-7100
One Folsom Building
3820 Pointe Parkway
Beaumont, Texas 77706
Phone: (409) 767-8221