Dec
12
From Paralysis To Promise

Quick response, neurosurgical expertise and the promise from a doctor to a patient helped Dean Otto recover from paralysis. He's now raising money for others with spinal cord injuries and just ran a half marathon with his neurosurgeon.

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Apr
02
Multi-position, open MRI reveals spine disorder - Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates

Patient Tracy Bari found relief from intense back pain by undergoing minimally invasive lumbar fusion (TLIF). Our on-site multi-position, open MRI revealed instability in her L3-4 vertebrae.

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Nov
29
Surviving And Thriving After An AVM Rupture

Charles woke up one morning and could not feel his left side. An AVM had ruptured in his brain. Three years later, Charles is living a full life, from pitching in a Little League game at Cooperstown to playing violin at Merlefest.

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Victor Is Victorious
09.11.2017

Victor was gradually losing the use of his hands. This was impacting his life and his livelihood as a barber. When he woke one morning and was unable to walk, Victor turned to our practice for help.

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Feb
01
Meg's Story Pt. 1 - Brain Tumor Diagnosis

After four days of headaches, Meg found herself in the ER...with a brain tumor diagnosis. An MRI revealed a golf ball-sized tumor that was removed by neurosurgeon Mark Van Poppel, MD. Meg describes the start of her journey in this video.

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Apr
07
Artificial Disc Leads To Real Life Success - Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates

Busy working mom Michelle Carter was always on the go. That is, until pain in her shoulder started limiting her activities. She came to Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates looking for relief. Not only did she return to her regular lifestyle, she became even more active by becoming a certified fitness, Zumba and kickboxing instructor.

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Feb
13
Wheelchair-Bound Patient Is Now Standing Tall Again After Two Spinal Fusion Surgeries

From playing baseball at the University of Tennessee to flying fighter jets on four continents and having a 27-year career as an airline captain, Steve Wieland has led an incredible life. But by the age of 65, he found himself completely helpless. He was unable to walk and was losing function in his hands to the point that he could not feed himself. It would take timing, technology, surgical expertise and rehabilitation to give Steve a new life. 

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Patient Is Four Inches Taller After Two-Part Spine Surgery
03.21.2014

Sarah Arnder didn’t realize she had scoliosis when she first went to see neurosurgeon Kevin Cahill, MD, and orthopaedic spine surgeon Samuel Chewning, MD, at the Concord office of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates. The 62-year-old retired nurse was using a cane because she had difficulty standing. Over the last three years her spine had begun to turn and push her forward so that her stance was always unstable. Sarah also suffered from disabling back and leg pain. 

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