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Two Generations … Two Second Opinions … Two Second Chances

Any kind of pain – particularly when it impacts your spine – can be debilitating. And while you may think getting a second opinion can also be a pain, it can also be a life changing. That’s exactly what happened to the father/son pair, Joseph Infante, Sr. and his son, Joseph C.

Got Pain? Numbness? Tingling? A Physiatrist Can Help!

Gautam Malhotra, MD, a physiatrist at Altair Health, provides insights and tips on how to get to the bottom of what’s really going on with regards to your pain … efficiently and effectively … and likely, non-surgically.

Patient Now Pain Free Thanks to HFX™ for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Diagnosed with diabetes in 1995, Bill Crotty began suffering from painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) five years later. After our Dr. Richard Winne implanted Nevro’s HFX for PDN, the sharp, stabbing, burning pains are gone, and Bill is completely off medication. “I have way more confidence now,” he shares.

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Spinal Cord Stimulation Provides Relief for Sally Sherren’s Severe Back Pain

A car accident left Sally Sherren with intense back pain. No amount of medication or physical therapy provided any relief. That all changed when Sally tried Nevro’s HFX Spinal Cord Stimulation system on a trial basis. Sally then had the system permanently implanted – and like the majority of HFX patients – she’s back to living pain free. Read Sally’s story and learn how Dr. Michael Rudman has enabled her to enjoy life’s simple pleasures once again.

In Her Patients’ Shoes

Neurosurgical nurse practitioner Beth Karasin shares her personal experience undergoing spine surgery

“I Feel Like a Miracle”

With a chronic stiff neck, sporadic numbness in her arms and anxiety about what was really at play, Suzan Kip of Summit, New Jersey knew she needed medical attention. What she didn’t know was that her neck, or cervical spine, was so severely damaged that she was actually at risk of becoming a quadriplegic.

Debunking Four of the Most Common Misconceptions About Neurosurgery

Neurosurgeons are highly trained medical professionals specializing in the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system. The work they perform is regarded as some of the most complex within the medical field, in part because of how specialized and intricate these parts of the body are. Many symptoms related to neurosurgery, such as back pain, can be very complex – and it doesn’t help that there are many misconceptions surrounding the specialty.

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