Items Tagged ‘orthopedic’

March 30, 2016

Growing A Backbone

By allhearrtracing allhearrtracing

When I was 19 I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis, I had gone from being in pain chronically since I was 16 unaware of my symptoms to constant agony for every hour of every day for years. Physical therapy did nothing, acupressure and acupuncture barely made a dent, then when I was left with […]

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Tags: acupressure, acupuncture, Doctors Day, Dr. Nick Shamie, orthopedic, patient stories, physical therapy, spinal stenosis


March 30, 2016

Dr. Nelson SooHoo repaired my foot, when others wouldn’t even try.

By penny935 penny935

Due to a degenerated posterior tibial tendon, my foot had completely collapsed and could only be described as looking like a seal’s flipper. I had significant pain, and difficulty walking. Two other orthopedic foot and ankle specialists were unsuccessful in correcting the problem. One said that there was nothing that he could do, and the […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Nelson SooHoo, foot and ankle specialists, orthopedic, patient stories, posterior tibial tendon


July 30, 2013

UCLA saved my mom!

By Lissa Lissa

On Feb 4, 2012 I thought it was a regular day, but I got a phone call says my mom was being rushed to the hospital because she was in a accident. I later found out it was pedestrian vs car and not just a regular car accident. She was in critical condition and would […]

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Tags: orthopedic, patient stories, rehabilitation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


March 7, 2013

Spinal Surgery as a Child

By Jillwashere1 Jillwashere1

When I was 11, I went to see my doctor for back pain. She sent me home thinking it was just muscle pain from gymnastics. About a month later, I collapsed while practicing a back handspring. The pain was incredibly intense. I couldn’t walk for the rest of the day. I went back to my […]

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Tags: Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, orthopedic, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery


June 30, 2011

James’ Story – UCLA Spine Center

By Edna Edna

  James Matthews thought the increasing levels of pain in his neck and the numbness that ran down his right arm were just a routine part of getting older. “All through these 10 years, I accepted it, thinking it was normal,” says the 54-year-old administrative manager. But the symptoms James was experiencing were anything but […]

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Tags: Dr. Nick Shamie, orthopedic, patient stories, UCLA Spine Center