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The Spine Hospital at The Neurological Institute of New York is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of patients suffering from disorders of the spine and spinal cord. Our team of clinical professionals responds to individual patient needs by providing innovative non-operative & operative treatments.

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Dr. McCormick’s Patient Pete Wants People to Believe His Story—Even Though ‘It’s the Internet’

Oct. 16, 2017

Peter Mandelkern

“You can’t always trust what you read online,” says Pete Mandelkern. That said, he really wants people to listen to him about back surgery. “Dr. McCormick changed my life,” he says.

Before he saw Dr. Paul McCormick, Director of the Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York, Pete went to the Hospital website and read testimonials. “I never know whether to believe them,” he says. But now Pete wishes he could make people understand that what he has to say is real.

Dr. McCormick was not the first doctor Pete saw in trying to address his chronic back pain. He was the last—and the one who finally provided relief. The lumbar fusion Dr. McCormick performed cured Pete of pain that had caused him to see a succession of doctors and even undergo ineffective surgery.

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Recent Patient Stories

The Future Is Bright Again for Columbia Football Star

Oct. 6, 2017

TaylorJoseph1On an otherwise normal workday in 2015, Taylor Joseph was sitting at his desk. Suddenly, he says, he lost all feeling and movement in his face. “Whoa,” he thought. “Did I just have a stroke?”

It wasn’t a stroke, but a herniated disc in his neck.

Just a few years before, Taylor had been an outstanding college athlete—captain of Columbia’s football team. But Taylor’s time on the gridiron caused some problems in the joints of his neck. After graduation, his neck started bothering him. Then it got worse. Continue Reading →

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