Spine Neuroscience Patient Stories

We are dedicated to excellence and making sure that we provide you the care and treatment you need so that you are both satisfied and healthy. 

Here are some personal stories, shared by patients who have experienced the specialized care we provide.

Featured Stories

A First in New England: Spinal Fusion on an Awake Patient

Two months after performing the first awake spine surgery at Hartford HealthCare (HHC), neurosurgeon Dr. Vijay Yanamadala became the first in New England to perform a different procedure — spinal fusion — on an awake patient.

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Why This Neurosurgeon Relocated to U.S. to Perform Complex Spine Cases

The main difference between practicing medicine in his native Brazil and the United States, according to neurosurgeon Dr. Pedro Coutinho, is technology allowing him to operate on spines precisely through the tiniest incisions.

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More Spine Neuroscience News & Stories

June 11, 2024

Should I See a Doctor or a Chiropractor for Back Pain?

When your back pain becomes too much to bear, you’re faced with a choice — is it time to see [...]

April 12, 2024

4 Signs It’s Time to See a Doctor for Your Back Pain

When back pain strikes, you may be temped to dive down an online rabbit hole. But you may want to [...]

February 25, 2024

3 Signs You Should See a Doctor After a Car Accident

If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you may have told your loved ones that the car looks a [...]

February 16, 2024

Thinking About Spine Surgery? Here Are 5 Things to Know

If constant back pain has left you considering spine surgery, we know it can be intimidating. But with the right [...]

March 24, 2023

How to Know When Back Pain Requires Surgery

If you’re one of the millions of Americans that suffer from chronic back pain, you may be wondering if surgery [...]

February 22, 2023

Spine Surgery Patients Hit the Road to Recovery

Once the surgeon finishes your spine surgery, a key component to recovery is walking – further and sooner than you [...]

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