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Christopher R Hemmer, DNP, ANP
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Piper Spine Care
St. Peters, MO

About Christopher R Hemmer, DNP, ANP

Dr. Christopher Hemmer is an Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) at Piper Spine Care. Dr. Hemmer has worked with orthopaedic spine surgeon Terrence Piper, MD for more than 15 years. Dr. Hemmer is the Vice President of Piper Spine Care. In addition, Dr. Hemmer is Assistant Professor at St. Louis University, School of Nursing in St. Louis, MO.

Dr. Hemmer completed undergraduate studies at South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. He completed graduate work at the University of Missouri in St. Louis where he was awarded with a masters degree as an ANP. Dr. Hemmer is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. At the University of Missouri, he completed his doctoral studies and received his degree as a DNP.

Dr. Hemmer is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, North American Spine Society, and St. Louis Spine Society.

Case Studies Presented by Christopher R Hemmer, DNP, ANP

Does this 21-year-old need a spinal fusion?

Presented by: C. Hemmer DNP, ANP, T. Piper MD
The authors pose 2 questions for consideration regarding a young adult with a previous history of low back pain now reporting marked increase in leg pain.

Worsening Leg Weakness and a Negative Lumbar MRI

Presented by: T. Piper MD, C. Hemmer DNP, ANP
The patient is a 52-year-old male whose health is generally very good. He has no back pain but presents with acute pain, numbness and tingling sensations in both legs; right is greater than the left. He presents in Dr. Terrence Piper's practice for a second opinion.

Severe Thoracic Pain

Presented by: T. Piper MD, C. Hemmer DNP, ANP
A pleasant 37-year-old female presents with severe midline thoracolumbar pain at and just below her bra line. The pain started about 12 months ago but has significantly worsened during the past 3 months making wearing a bra painful. She has no history of shingles or trauma.

Worsening Right Greater Than Left Leg Paresthesia

Presented by: C. Hemmer DNP, ANP, T. Piper MD
A 64-year-old male presented to our office with complaints of right greater than left leg pain and numbness/tingling. He states that when he walks his symptoms are worse, but always has some degree of right buttock/ hip/ leg discomfort.

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