Bob was focused on caring for his ill wife, and he didn't notice his neck problems at first. As his condition deteriorated, his neck could no longer support his head, and caring for his wife became difficult. Neill Wright, MD, a Washington University neurosurgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, said Bob had a severe deformity in his cervical spine. Wright and the spinal surgery team performed a complex corrective surgery on Bob's spine, to repair the damaged discs and return his neck to its proper position.
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