When she was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 13, Constance had already started practicing Judo. Forty years later she was still doing Judo and had no intention of stopping. Constance and her husband are both certified coaches for USA Judo (the sport’s Olympic organization).
She has always been determined not to let anything stop her from the sport she loved. So, when her shoulder started hurting recently, she went to see Dr. Evan Johnson, director of physical therapy at The Spine Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital.
While under his care, she happened to have a routine bone density test that revealed a disturbing image of her spine. Constance brought the images to her next appointment with Dr. Johnson. He looked at the films and thought it best to show them to one of The Spine Hospital’s experts in scoliosis, neurosurgeon Dr. Peter Angevine. Concerned, Dr. Angevine agreed to see Constance right away.
What happened next? Watch the video to find out–it’s not what you might think, for a neurosurgeon’s patient!
Posted on Feb 19, 2015 by Department Author