As a former arena football player and current high-level sports performance trainer, Pinklon Thomas knows a thing or two about speed, agility and the powers of the human body. Trying to determine the cause of his severe shoulder pain led to the discovery of spinal stenosis, disc herniation and a pinched nerve. Northwestern Medicine orthopaedic
specialists laid out his options for the road to recovery. Just three months after surgery he's back to a full schedule of helping others reach their top physical goals.
Orthopaedic spine surgeon Alpesh Patel, MD
discusses how Northwestern Medicine spine surgeons are using minimally invasive spine surgery to speed up recovery for patients like Pinklon: