“Life before surgery was constant pain all the time,” says Juanita Lane. “I hurt in my low back, both legs all the way to my knees every day.” Lane is one of many who have discovered the seemingly miraculous benefits of minimally invasive surgery, available at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Lane, who works in Radiology at LeConte Medical Center, says she couldn’t carry out everyday tasks, she couldn’t sleep, and she couldn’t have kept up on the job had it not been for the help of coworkers.
Dr. Joel Norman says minimally invasive surgery is a good option for patients like Lane, who suffer pain from spinal stenosis, narrowing of the spinal canal which can result in pain radiating down one or both legs (sciatica).
Read the full story of how Dr. Joel Norman treated Juanita Lane with minimally invasive surgery.