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Neurology & Neurosurgery

December 5, 2018

Headaches Gone, Independence Restored

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Michelle Griffis battled debilitating headaches for more than a year. But after several neurosurgeries and care from a multidisciplinary team at Mayo Clinic, she’s made a full recovery. Now Michelle and her son are back to exploring their world together. 

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Tags: Dr. Cody Nesvick, Dr. W. Richard Marsh, Laminectomy, Neurosurgery


November 28, 2018

Facial Pain Is More Than Meets the Eye

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Nancy Hannafin suffered from terrible pain on one side of her face for several years. Finally, a visit to her optometrist led to a breakthrough. Nerve pain was causing the problem, and brain surgery at Mayo Clinic fixed it.

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Tags: Dr. David Nye, Dr. Fredric Meyer, Dr. Jaclyn Morin, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Trigeminal Neuralgia


November 19, 2018

Making Music Again After Bidding a Tumor Goodbye

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After months of living with sharp, shooting pain in her arm, Corrine Craig sought help at Mayo Clinic. Her care and treatment by a multidisciplinary team took away the pain and allowed the piano player to return to the pastime she loves.

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Tags: Dr. Pelagia Kouloumberis, Dr. Shelley Noland, Neurosurgery, Schwannoma


November 5, 2018

Back to Pursuing Her Passions After Spine Surgery

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Kathie Hanson went from being an active outdoor enthusiast to being unable to walk without assistance. But the care she received at Mayo Clinic has again allowed her to take part in the many activities that fill her life with joy.

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Tags: Dr. Benjamin Elder, Dr. Michelle Clarke, Laminectomy, Spinal Fusion


October 15, 2018

Surviving and Thriving After Life-Threatening Illnesses

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Within the past six years, Devender Tulla developed two serious conditions that could have ended badly for the politician from India. But thanks to his Mayo Clinic care team, Devender was able to fight back. Now he’s returned to work representing his constituents.

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Tags: Dr. Allen Aksamit, Dr. Fredric Meyer, Dr. Santhi Swaroop Vege, Dr. Stephen Ansell, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


October 3, 2018

Teamwork and Motivation Spur Recovery from Brachial Plexus Injury

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A motor vehicle accident left Jennifer Tetler without the use of her left arm. But the comprehensive treatment plan developed by her Mayo Clinic care team, along with Jennifer’s drive to recover as fully as possible, led to an excellent outcome.

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Tags: brachial plexus, Cecelia Skotak, Dr. Pelagia Kouloumberis, Dr. Shelley Noland, Julie Pohlad, Peripheral Nerve Clinic


October 1, 2018

Taming Migraines With Botox

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Heather Klanderman tried a range of treatment to ease her migraines, but nothing worked. Then her neurologist recommended Botox injections. Now Heather’s migraines are a thing of the past.

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Tags: Dr. Donn Dexter, Dr. Scott Spritzer, Kerri Crank, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Migraine


September 26, 2018

Two Neurosurgeries Drive Dramatic Recovery

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When Bob Goldberg was given a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, he was dubious and decided to get another opinion at Mayo Clinic. A year later, after two successful surgeries, Bob can once again think clearly and walk on his own.

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Tags: Dr. Benjamin Elder, Dr. Joshua Hughes, Dr. Orhum Kantarci, Hydrocephalus, Spinal stenosis


September 25, 2018

Using Expertise and Teamwork to Tackle a Brain Tumor

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After being plagued by mysterious symptoms for more than a year, Richard Uihlein was diagnosed with a brain tumor and told nothing could be done about it. Undeterred, he went to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. There he found a way forward after all. 

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Tags: Brain cancer research, Craniopharygioma, Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Proton Beam Therapy, Regenerative Medicine


September 20, 2018

Toddler’s Personalized Care Sparks Enormous Strides

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Affected by a rare neuromuscular condition, Katie Emerson was beset by extreme muscle weakness that affected her ability to eat, speak and move. Then her mother learned about a Mayo Clinic physician whose pioneering research into Katie’s condition gave the child a chance at normalcy.

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Tags: Child and Adolescent Neurology, Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, Dr. Andrew Engel, Dr. Duygu Selcen


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