Plano, Texas (JusticeNewsFlash.com – News Report) – A healthy, active 27-year-old, Kelli Cough’s life was turned upside down after experiencing a head-on collision on February 11, 2004. As is common after a car crash, Cough began to wake up with a stiff neck and back pain. But after her neck and arms began to go numb, she sought the advice of multiple doctors and soon learned that her spinal nerve was pinched at the C6 & C7 vertebrae. Cough learned that what she was experiencing is called cervical spondylosis This occured because ‘the degree of degeneration of the disk was severe and caused more symptoms than would be expected for her age. As the discs degenerate over many years they become thinner. Sometimes the adjacent vertebrae develop small, rough areas of bone on their edges. The nearby muscles, ligaments, and nerves may become irritated by these degenerative changes, which can cause troublesome symptoms, according to the cervical-spondylosis web site.
It was a frustrating journey as Cough was told time and time again that surgery was not the answer. She tried everything, from hot and cold compresses to regular doses of anti-inflammatory medication and numerous physical therapy sessions. One doctor even told her she would not be a candidate for surgery until she was 30, but Cough could not wait that long. She was slowly losing the quality of her life, as she could not do the normal things she always did as a young mother of two. She decided to take back her life.
Her first step was to visit the Texas Bank Institute in May 2007 where she met Dr. Renato Bosita. Here, Cough continued physical therapy along with added shoulder injections and epidural steroid injections, which turned out to be fruitless efforts that led Dr. Bosita to agree to perform disk replacement surgery. In 2005, the FDA had approved the lumbar spine surgery.
Cough’s surgery was a success and she is now in full recovery and on the road back to being a caring, playful mother. She is extremely grateful to Dr. Bosita who had the courage and ambition to help Cough. Even though the surgery was risky, he took the chance and was able to give her the most precious gift – her life.
Jana Simard is a contributing writer for Justice News Flash with degrees in Political Science and Spanish. Born in Canada, but raised in sunny south Florida, Jana had an early passion for writing. During her high school and college years she interned at a Florida Congressman's office as well as a Rhode Island Governor and Senator's office. While in her last two years of college, Jana spent six months in Salamanca, Spain where she truly discovered her passion for writing and had her articles published in her school's newspaper. Her experience in two Providence high profile law firms has equipped her with the ability to write for Justice News Flash as a Legal Reporter.