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Some patients who would not be a candidate for these procedures would be those with severe, intractable pain, those are the significant medical co-morbidities, those in whom it's unsafe to come off their blood thinning medications for a short period of time, and those patients who are not willing to participate in the significant rehabilitation and physical therapy required to achieve the results of these procedures.

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Justin Brown, MD


  • Board Certified Neurosurgeon
  • Director, Neurosurgery Paralysis Center and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Mass General Hospital
  • Focuses on restoring movement following trauma and paralyzing injuries to the peripheral nerves, spinal cord and brain

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