Seven years ago, Jean McCoy injured her neck while lifting a printer.
"It seemed fine, but it came back to haunt me," said Ms. McCoy, who is a prospect research and database manager at Peconic Bay Medical Center. "I had an MRI on my neck, and it looked like I'd been in a car accident."
Ms. McCoy, with support from her daughter Kelly and son Danny, tried conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, acupuncture and epidurals, but nothing eased her pain. It even got in the way of a favorite hobby, painting with acrylics.
After years without relief, Ms. McCoy's primary care doctor referred her to Robert Galler, DO, director of neurosurgery at Peconic Bay Medical Center and director of neurosurgical spine for the eastern region of Northwell Health.