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Back Pain | A Successful Nonsurgical Fix for Alan | Patient Story
Alan Benson had suffered from very painful sciatica for six long weeks by the time he arrived in the office of interventional pain management specialist Divya Chirumamilla, M.D. He came by way of Geoffrey Zubay, M.D., FACS, a board-certified neurosurgeon with fellowship training in complex spinal reconstructive surgery. The two physicians work together at Mischer Neuroscience Associates-The Woodlands to ensure their patients access to fast, comprehensive spine care with effective pain management.
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Miles Unstoppable
Miles McDonough: Unstoppable
In September 2011, alpine enthusiast and searchand- rescue team member Miles McDonough fell 65 feet while scaling Mount Stuart in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state. In the accident, he fractured his right humeral head and scapula, an injury that damaged the brachial plexus nerves controlling movement of the shoulder and biceps muscles. Twenty hours passed before he was rescued and transported to emergency care.
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Supraclavicular Brachioplexus Leiomyosarcoma | Mischer Neuroscience Institute | Houston, TX
Diagnosed in 2006 with a rare type of leiomyosarcoma that originated in her inferior vena cava, Hilary Cannon found herself, by the fall of 2012, at the end of known or offered treatments for her particular manifestation of the disease.
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Tommy Smith Dr. Daniel Kim
Tommy Smith: A Walking Miracle
In the nine months that passed before 63-year-old Tommy Smith found his way to the office of Daniel H. Kim, M.D., FACS, FAANS, he gradually lost muscle function to the point of paralysis. By November 2012, he could no longer walk, feed himself or move his right hand.
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