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Darcy Lewis

About Darcy Lewis

Darcy Lewis is an award-winning Chicago writer who specializes in health and medicine. She is a recent Association of Health Care Journalists National Cancer Reporting Fellow who also writes about orthopedics, diabetes, and pain management. See her work here.


Articles Written by Darcy Lewis

Spina Bifida in Adults: Getting the Resources You Need

Why is it so hard for adults with spina bifida to get the help they need? Our experts explain, and discuss strategies for ongoing care.

Spina Bifida: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Spina bifida is a neural tube defect resulting in mild to severe disabilities, depending on where the unprotected portion of the spinal cord is and how much is exposed. Here’s what you need to know.

Lower Back Pain Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Low and lower back pain can vary from dull pain that develops gradually to sudden, sharp or persistent pain felt below the waist.

Can Pedicle Screw Guards Reduce Surgical Site Infections?

Surgical hardware contamination is always a risk in spine surgery, but Aakash Agarwal, PhD believes he has a solution. Learn more.

How Can Virtual Reality in Medicine Enhance the Patient Experience?

Virtual reality, already established in brain surgery, is starting to prove its value as a patient-education tool in the spine setting. Here’s how VR in medicine can enhance the patient experience.

The Spine’s Self-Defense System

The spinal cord’s critical role means it needs to be defended and protected. Here’s how your body makes sure the spinal cord stays safe, and what can breach these defenses.

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