OrthoCincy surgeons remind people in pain that delaying care can have long-lasting effects
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

As COVID-19 cases climb, health care providers that perform orthopedic procedures remind all of us that they’re open for business. They don’t want you to delay critical care out of fear of catching the coronavirus.

Lesha Williams had to overcome that fear to get help for horrible neck pain.

“I couldn’t use my left arm, but I’m able to use that now,” Williams said.

Dr. Roman Trimba, an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoCincy who specializes in the spine, performed a procedure to help relieve that pain.

“We did a discectomy and performed a fusion for her and freed up the nerves that were going into her arms that were causing her weakness and numbness,” said Dr. Trimba.

“He’s just been amazing. He walked me through the whole process and was very informative, gave me all of the information that I needed to know, so that kind of calmed my nerves,” Williams said.

Calming them is one thing. This team also says if you delay that help, real nerve damage might be beyond real repair.

“That’s happening a lot lately with patients being afraid to go to the hospital. Unfortunately, with some issues, especially when you are dealing with nerves, the longer you wait, the worse the nerve damage can get, and, at some point, it becomes unrecoverable,” said Dr. Trimba.