'American Sniper' Hits (the Road) Home'“The film was a moving and accurate portrayal of the impact combat has on our soldiers and, especially, their families,” said Mark Pollack MD, chairman of Rush's Department of Psychiatry.
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The primary goals for much of what I do, in terms of the surgical treatment of spinal diseases, is trying to relieve pain and restore function. Most effective treatments that we can apply are geared towards helping people manage their pain and improve their pain levels, and ultimately improve their quality of life.
Surgery is invasive by definition. And the more we’ve been able to reduce the invasiveness of surgery, the better the outcomes have been for patients, the shorter the recovery times, less blood loss, and overall likely lower pain levels associated with the surgeries that we perform.
There’s a lot of misconceptions about spine surgery, and the effects on patients, and their long-term health and well-being. Patients who are properly selected for spinal surgery can do extraordinarily well with very high success rates for most of the disease we treat.