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Jessica Michael, New Canaan, CT — spine surgery
Two weeks from now will mark the ten-year anniversary of the accident, which led me to HSS. I was on my way home from work and my car was rear-ended. My diagnosis was severe whiplash. After a month of PT, my right arm swelled. The ER doctors suggested TOS (thoracic outlet syndrome) and put me in a sling. I met with various neurosurgeons, physiatrists and vascular surgeons. It was difficult to know what was wrong. I was in excruciating shoulder pain and my arm felt ‘dead’. I received two more diagnoses. They were brachial-plexopathy and lymph edema. I tried every conventional treatment with hopes of feeling better. more

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