The Right Doctor for a Unique Spine Case

It started with back pain. Then came neck pain, numbness, balance problems, migraines, and muscle spasms.

Melanie's symptoms were a result of myelopathy caused by spinal stenosis, spinal cord compression, and degenerative and herniated discs.

She went from teaching Zumba classes, to not being able to sleep at night from discomfort.

Her unique diagnosis called for an equally unique surgery. WashU Ortho spine surgeon, Jacob Buchowski, MD, MS, was the expert for the case. From the beginning, Melanie appreciated Dr. Buchowski's candidness and honest demeanor. She spent months researching his practice and decided, "This is the doctor I want. If I had to have spinal surgery, I need to have the best."

Read Melanie's story

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