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August 12, 2019

Spinal Fusion Surgery Revives an Active Lifestyle

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After a sudden injury left her with multiple ruptured disks in her lower back, Pat Henneberry knew Mayo Clinic was the place she wanted to go to help her get back on her feet.

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Tags: Dr. Paul Huddleston, Spinal Fusion


July 26, 2019

Spine Surgery Tames Pain, Puts School Bus Driver Back Behind the Wheel

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For more than a decade, Mike Ramsey suffered from debilitating pain due to a severe spinal deformity. He thought disability and pain would always dominate his life. Then he met a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic who offered him a path to relief. Today, Mike is pain-free.

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Tags: Dr. Benjamin Elder, Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion


January 9, 2019

Using the Art of Medicine to Overcome Fear of Surgery

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For years, artist Jennifer Hunter harbored an intense fear of surgery and lived with chronic pain. When the pain became debilitating, she decided to find a way to use her art to manage her anxiety.

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Tags: disckectomy, Dr. Jeremy Fogelson, Neurosurgery, Spinal Fusion


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


August 9, 2018

Minimally Invasive Back Surgery Puts Fear and Pain in the Past

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Michele Krause’s fear of surgery prevented her from seeking a surgical remedy for her back pain for years. All of that began to change when she heard a Mayo Clinic surgeon explain a less-invasive procedure.

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Tags: Dr. Mohamad Bydon, Minimally invasive spine surgery, Neurosurgery, Spinal Fusion


March 8, 2018

62-Year-Old Spinal Fusion Stands the Test of Time

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In 1956, spinal fusion surgery was in its infancy. But the pioneering medicine Joyce Gugler received for scoliosis from her Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons at that time set her on the path to a pain-free future.

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Tags: Dr. A. Noelle Larson, Orthopedic Surgery, Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion


July 29, 2016

Seamstress Moving and Sewing Again After Complex Spine Surgery for Scoliosis

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Growing up in Central Florida, Kimberly Kimmons was an active child. She loved swimming, biking and martial arts. But at age 12, Kim was diagnosed with scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine that most often occurs during a growth spurt before puberty. Unfortunately, Kim’s family didn’t have the resources to fully address her spinal […]

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Tags: Dr. Gordon Deen, Dr. Mark Pichelmann, Mayo Clinic Florida, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion


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