A New Zealand man is recovering after undergoing a laser spine operation in Auckland.
He was released from hospital last night after spending two days in a hospital with “nausea, vomiting and vomiting”.
He had previously undergone a “long-term” laser treatment for a condition that affects his spine.
“I had surgery at the end of last year, and my doctor said it was going to be like surgery,” he said.
The surgery was done at New Zealand’s Royal Auckland Hospital, which was known for its high-tech treatments for spinal problems.
Dr John Young, a spinal surgeon at Royal Auckland, said the procedure was a success, but it did not guarantee success in other conditions.
Mr Young said there was a risk of scarring but said he was confident that the patient would be well enough to return to work.
New Zealand has been at the forefront of research into the treatments for chronic back pain.
An MRI scan showed the patient’s spine had been damaged, and he was able to “turn his life around”.
The surgeon, Dr Young, said he believed the surgery would help the patient return to the work he had been doing since the accident.
“He had a good reaction to it,” Dr Young said.
“He was able, after the operation, to move his arms, and his legs, and to move in the same way.”
Mr O’Brien is one of a number of New Zealanders to have undergone a laser surgery for chronic pain.
“The whole of the body, especially the back, is affected,” Dr O’Brien said.
“The spine is where the muscles are.”
He said the operation was successful, but said it would not be long before more people were using the devices to treat back pain in New Zealand.
A New Zealand Government spokesperson said the Government had not been notified of the case and the government had no comment.
In an interview with news.com.au, Mr O’Connor said the surgery had been successful, though he was unsure how long he would be able to return.
“[The surgery] was a little bit of a shock to me, and it’s taken a little while to get used to it, but I think I’m going to make it,” he told news.au.
(Auckland News) He told News.com and Fairfax Media he had no other health issues, but was unsure whether he could resume work.