Already battling multiple sclerosis for 25 years, Jonathan Horne saw things go from bad to worse when he began experiencing pain that shot through his shoulders and neck. The pain was so bad that Jonathan could barely get away from bed and needed help to do even the simplest tasks.
“My wife Barbara would have a look at me and see me in agony, and there was not a thing she could do about it,” he recalls.
No combination of medicine or physical therapy helped, and to attempt to ease his pain Jonathan began dropping his head low, resting his chin on his chest.
That motion carried its own risk. “He was in peril of losing the power to manage his wheelchair and feed himself,” says neurosurgeon Langston Holly, M.D., of the UCLA Spine Center.
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