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Back to the Slopes: Spine Surgery Ends Decades of Pain for Sports Enthusiast

By |2022-01-26T12:04:53-05:00January 18th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z, Neuroscience|Tags: , , , |

Andrew Ferrara was a three-sport high school athlete when he suffered a football injury that permanently sidelined his athletic career. He herniated two discs in his back as a teen. At the time, the surgery to repair it was risky. So instead, he wore a brace to stabilize his [...]

Throttling Through Rehabilitation: Learning to Walk and Getting to Ride Again

By |2021-06-28T12:20:42-04:00July 10th, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

While on vacation at his parents’ house in Durango, Mexico in April 2020, Victor Mendoza-Gutierrez was enjoying a typical ride on his motorcycle—until the driver of a car to his left ignored a stop sign at the intersection. Victor was unable to stop in time and the car slammed [...]

Move It or Lose It: Screening for Function After Quarantine

By |2021-04-13T12:46:14-04:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

The coronavirus pandemic has changed us in many ways, including how our bodies function. Whether you’ve spent months quarantining to help flatten the curve or you’ve isolated to recover from COVID-19, it has limited our ability to move. Muscle strength decreases 1-3% per day for each day of inactivity [...]

Color Guard Team Member Is Cheering After Physical Therapy for Scoliosis

By |2020-04-07T10:24:56-04:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Monroe High School senior Sami Hughes, 16, was diagnosed with scoliosis during a routine screening in elementary school. She wore a series of back braces for three years to correct the curvature in her spine, but the treatment wasn’t a permanent fix. When back pain threatened to sideline her [...]

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