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Spinal fusion improves quality of life for victims of trauma, arthritis and pain

Spinal fusion improves quality of life for victims of trauma, arthritis and pain

Spinal fusions, a surgery to permanently join together two or more vertebrae in the spine so there is no movement between them, are more common than they should be, says Elian M. Shepherd, M.D., FACS, Director of the Methodist Hospitals Spine Care Center and a board certified orthopedic surg…

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm
Sciatica can be a symptom of a bigger problem

Sciatica can be a symptom of a bigger problem

The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back all the way down to the toes says Alan Walker, Doctor of Chiropractic at the Healing Arts Center in Valparaiso, noting that sciatica pain refers to the pain—which can vary in intensity—experienced in any of the areas where the nerve runs.

October 22, 2014 3:29 pm
Lexie Schatz keeps morale high for Hebron cross country

Lexie Schatz keeps morale high for Hebron cross country

There aren’t too many types of injuries that Hebron’s Lexie Schatz hasn’t experienced. Throughout her athletic career, the senior cross country runner has had surgery on both of her knees, tendonitis, hip and neck complications, and scoliosis. Despite her medical history, her love of running…

September 04, 2013 12:24 pm Video Photos

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Facing back surgery, C.P. teen turns attention to caring for animals

Facing back surgery, C.P. teen turns attention to caring for animals

Shelby "Belle" McCuan, right, practices a dance move for a competition later this year.

September 21, 2010 6:07 pm
Facing back surgery, C.P. teen turns attention to caring for animals

Facing back surgery, C.P. teen turns attention to caring for animals

Shelby "Belle" McCuan, 14, right, practices a dance with Olivia Santaquilani during class at the Dance Factory in Crown Point. Shelby, who will have back surgery to halt the curving of her spine, wants the guests expected at her Oct. 9 birthday bash to make donations to the Lake County Anim…

September 21, 2010 6:06 pm
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