A Patient Story – Brian Raines

Posted on July 22, 2021

Brian Raines fell from a 6′ ladder and his right hip took the fall. Thanks to Dr. Lawrence Maccree, he is pain free after sacroiliac joint fusion surgery.

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Telephone, Telehealth, and Patient Portal Messaging Available During COVID-19

Posted on March 30, 2020

To ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff from the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19), whenever possible, we’re recommending telephone, telehealth (Doxy.me) and direct messaging with your providers via MyCovenantHealth. This service is for established AND new patients. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about these types of visits: How are […]

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A Patient Story – Sharon Norman

Posted on December 11, 2019

Malfunction Junction Neck was a wreck until surgeon put her on track Sharon Norman could get no rest at the junction. In short, the 62-year-old Rockford woman’s neck was a train wreck. It had jumped the track at the C6-7 vertebrae, pulling the C7-T1 vertebrae along to form a kind of “malfunction junction.” In that […]

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Billy Lewis

Posted on July 6, 2018

  The business of building materials was tearing Billy Lewis down.  “When I was 20, it was nothing for me and another guy to get into a truck and carry 300 or 400 or even 500 pieces of dry wall every week,” said Lewis, now 40 years old and an outside sales specialist for a […]

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Local Neurosurgeon Offers Advice On Sports-related Head Injuries

Posted on May 11, 2016

Every year, more than 350,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms for sports-related head injuries. Cycling accounts for most of the injuries, followed by football, basketball, and baseball and softball.  READ MORE. 

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Oh, My Aching Back! MMC Neurosurgeon Discusses Common Back Surgeries

Posted on May 11, 2016

Most people will have back pain at some point in their lives. The vast majority of them will feel better in four to six weeks with little or no treatment. Only a small percentage of patients need surgery. READ MORE.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery Helps Patients Recover Faster, Maintain Function after Ruptured Disc

Posted on May 11, 2016

Do you suffer from serious neck or radiating arm pain? Every move you make hurts… a lot. Every day. Every minute. A common cause can be a herniated or ruptured disc in the neck. Minimally invasive neurosurgery at Methodist Medical Center can help many of the patients who have a ruptured disc in their neck. […]

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