Rare Spinal Surgery Cuts Chronic Pain for Wounded Marine

Mark Burleson awoke to unimaginable pain a month after the bomb he had been disarming detonated in his hands. "My injuries were extensive, to say the least," said the 31-year-old Marine staff sergeant, who had severe burns, shattered bones and a brain injury from the December 2011 blast in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Burleson's right arm was gone below the elbow; his left arm spared but paralyzed. "All the nerves were ripped from my spinal cord at the root," he said, describing the...Full Story
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