When Steve Rosina suddenly started having shooting pains in his neck and down his arm, he had no idea what they could be.
He had been undergoing treatment for a torn meniscus in his knee, and he wondered if somehow the pain could be related to that.
An MRI revealed that Steve had a herniated disc in his neck, a place where the cushion, or disc, between two of his vertebrae had ruptured and was pressing on the nerves in his spinal column. The pain was so bad that he couldn’t drive or sleep through the night.
Steve tried physical therapy to ease the pain, but when that didn’t work he wanted to find just the right doctor to handle surgery on his neck. That doctor turned out to be Dr. Paul McCormick of The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York.
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