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Spinal Surgery Gives New Hope to Carilion Clinic Patient

When Carilion Clinic neurosurgeon Dr. Edgar Weaver heard about Michael Ntumy's case, he wanted to help. The missionary from Ghana had spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal that was robbing him of the ability to feel and move. Dr. Weaver operated on Ntumy, hoping to keep the condition from getting worse, but during his recovery, Ntumy actually began to improve. Learn more in this story from WSLS's Karen McNew.