Patient Success Stories
Surgical success stories | Nonsurgical success stories
Surgical Success Story - Spondylolisthesis
Beth enjoys gardening, sewing and
cooking. As a retired physical
therapist, she is familiar with the care of
sore elbows, shoulders, hips and backs.
When she started having low back and
leg pain, Beth tried some special stretching
exercises to help relieve her pain. When
her symptoms did not go away after a
couple weeks, she made an appointment
to see her orthopedic physician.
The physician examined Beth and
ordered diagnostics, the results showed that
Beth had spinal osteoarthritis. Her physician
encouraged her to try conservative care to
help relieve her symptoms, such as nonsteroidal
and home exercises. He also referred her
to fellowship-trained spine surgeon, Dr.
Nicholas Wills at Summit Spinecare. Beth
tried the nonsurgical care and found that
her pain symptoms did improve, at least for
Click here to read Beth's complete story of how Summit Spinecare helped her get back to an active lifestyle.
Surgical Success Story - Herniated Disc
Norb was born and raised on a small
family farm in Northern Wisconsin.
Staying active has been a way of
life since childhood. Some of his
favorite activities include playing
golf, swimming and working on the
When Norb first started
experiencing sciatic pain in his
left leg he didn’t give it too much
thought. As the months and years
went by though, Norb continued to
have intermittent leg pain. “There
was a period of a year when I didn’t
feel the pain — but it always returned
eventually,” Norb remembers.
He tried different conservative
treatments to help relieve his pain,
including anti-inflammatories and
special stretching exercises, both
helped relieve his pain temporarily.
Norb was unloading planks of
wood one day on his farm and felt
his back pain worsen. From this
day on, the stretching exercises
no longer helped. Consquently,
he made an appointment with his
primary care doctor who quickly
referred him to Dr. Paul Hartleben, a
fellowship-trained spine surgeon at
Click here to read Norb's complete story of how Summit Spinecare helped him get back to an active lifestyle.
Nonsurgical Success Stories - Coming soon.
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