Back on Her Feet: How Neurosurgical Spine Surgery Took One Pregnant Mother from Paraplegic to Walking Again

When Rita Arena’s chronic back pain intensified early on in her pregnancy, she knew something was not right. “I didn’t think it was a big deal — until the pain would not subside,” says Rita. Rita was evaluated by a physiatrist, who believed she sprained the thoracic region of her back — the middle area […]