Jun
10
Meet Jenni: Discovering a spinal tumor after years of advocating

In 2021, Jenni had been experiencing some strange symptoms: she had ice-cold feet, constant tingling, and numbness that kept getting worse. She saw several neurologists, hoping for someone to acknowledge her pain and help solve it. After two years with no luck, Jenni saw one last doctor, who finally suggested that she have an MRI – as her symptoms indicated that she could have Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. But the news she got was not what she expected. 

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Dec
13
Meet Gavin: A Brain Tumor Survivor Raising Hope for Brain Tumor Research and Education

Meet Gavin, a 12-year-old brain tumor survivor who faced a brain tumor at a young age. After a challenging journey involving surgeries and rehabilitation at Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates, Gavin and his family found hope, support, and a caring community, inspiring Gavin to become a patient champion at a fundraising event for brain tumor research in September 2023.

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Oct
30
Meet Nick: An active dad back to chasing his kids around after years of excruciating back pain.

Nick, a dad to three kids and husband to his wife, Traci, experienced back pain for years before it became intolerable. The pain ran down his leg, forcing him to walk with a limp and even making sitting in a chair very uncomfortable. 

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Oct
11
Meet Braeden: A 15-year-old teen experiences a miraculous recovery after a tragic motocross accident.

While racing his dirt bike, Braeden experienced a devastating accident. During a competitive motocross event, his bike throttle malfunctioned mid-air, resulting in a forceful crash that fractured and dislocated his spine, resulting in immediate paralysis.

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Sep
28
Meet Sam: How seeking a second opinion gave him a chance to live pain-free.

Before being referred to Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates (CNSA), 60-year-old Sam Bowman experienced decade after decade of pain. 

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Sep
18
Meet Jessica: A spinal patient gives back after life-changing surgery.

Read Jessica's inspiring journey from a lifelong battle with severe spina bifida and scoliosis to a life-changing transformation through compassionate care. Learn how expert neurosurgeon, Dr. Michael Bohl, at Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates, helped Jessica regain mobility and vitality.

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Aug
13
Meet Frank An active 62-year-old who partners with his care team to find lasting relief from chronic back pain

Frank was referred to Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates five years ago by his chiropractor due to recurrent lower back pain and stiffness. Seeking relief, he met with physiatrist  Andrew Sumich, MD, who would ultimately play a significant role in his healthcare journey.

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Jul
31
Meet Susan: How a Scoliosis Correction Surgery Transformed Her Quality of Life

Susan was riddled with pain and limitations on a daily basis due to her scoliosis. Even a simple walk around the block or sitting in a chair proved agonizing, with her ribs pressing uncomfortably against her hip bones. Initially planning to undergo surgery at another practice, she decided to seek a second opinion from Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates. 

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