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Fixing Faulty Spines

Sharion Wilton is happiest with a needle and thread in hand, but quilting was just too painful when Sharion injured her spine 15 years ago.

Sharion Wilton is happiest with a needle and thread in hand, but quilting was just too painful when Sharion injured her spine 15
years ago. It happened after she passed out and fell in her bathroom one night. Sharion Wilton had a spine injury, "I put my head through the wall, so I caved in the wall." excruciating neck pain and migraines followed. 

"Like a hot poker in my back." she had a spinal fusion to fix the problem - but over time, the discs on either
side of her spine disintegrated - and doctor kenneth light says her spine was fused in an awkward position.
and what it did was it made the discs above work twice as hard"

When the patient looked straight ahead, Doctor Light cut where it had been fused, straightened it, and replaced the faulty discs
with two artificial implants. "By cutting the fusion here and putting the disc replacement in, it allowed the spine to straighten
itself here." ("now, put your head back.") Sharion was one of the first patients to have the surgery. "I feel like a brand new
woman, I do. I feel like I got my life back..." …and now pain isn't interfering with her passion.


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