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Patient seeks out IU Health, finally gets relief after years of back pain

When Dan Stonehouse got connected with Dr. David Stockwell at IU Health, he had already undergone two herniated disc surgeries at another institution. "Usually most surgeons will give patients kind of a three strikes you're out," said Dr. Stockwell, an IU Health neurosurgeon. "If you have a disc herniation we will try to do a discectomy. If it comes back we'll repeat that discectomy, but the third time it's to the point where they've shown that they're not going to benefit from the standard, less invasive procedures, so then we move forward with a fusion."

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