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National Leaders in Spine Surgery

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Published on Jan 20, 2014

Jessica's spinal condition had deteriorated and she was living life bent at a 90-degree angle at the waist. Washington University orthopedic surgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital were able to perform spinal reconstruction surgery which allowed her to walk upright. For more information about spine disorders and treatment options, visit http://www.barnesjewish.org/orthopedi....

When asked about her experience, Jessica said:

Other doctors said I was too damaged to fix.

That I would have to live with a spine that drastically reduced my quality of life.

But, then I met a doctor at Barnes-Jewish that told me everything could be different.

All I wanted was to be able to carry my children and he said that was only the start, that I could have a life with freedom and movement. I wouldn't have to choose between walking and breathing.

He rebuilt my spine and gave my children their mom back.

From my experience, impossible isn't what it used to be.

For more information about complex reconstructive spinal surgery at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, visit http://www.barnesjewish.org/orthopedi....

To view more information about Jessica, visit: http://www.barnesjewish.org/patient-s....

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