Nights at the track
Kellie Hall is a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia. She is a graduate of Parkersburg High School and has been married to her husband for 13 years now. Together, they have three children and three grandchildren. One of Kellie’s greatest joys in life is spending time with her family.
With three grandchildren, Kellie keeps quite busy. On top of regular family visits, she helps take care of the grandchildren during work hours. For many years, Kellie has enjoyed spending her leisure time at the dirt tracks. In fact, the tracks is where she met her husband many years ago. Their son even started racing when he was young and has continued that into his adult years. It is a family oriented atmosphere for the Hall family when they are at the dirt tracks.
In August of 2017, she began to notice some pain and discomfort in her leg. This was a sharp pain that would travel from her hip all the way down to her knee. “The pain was so severe at times that I was unable to walk.” Kellie decided to try a few things to help with the symptoms that she was having. These included steroid injections and chiropractic visits. She was given some relief from these treatments but after a while they were not helping with the pain. This is when she realized that she needed to explore her treatment options further.
Her next step was consulting with her primary care physician. They spoke and that is when she decided to come to the PARS Brain & Spine Institute. This is where she met with the PARS surgeon and staff to discuss her symptoms. After examining Kellie and reviewing scans, it was determined that she could benefit from a lumbar fusion procedure.
Kellie spoke with her primary care physician, along with her family and elected to have the procedure at Camden Clark Medical Center on January 17th, 2018. “The pain in my leg was gone the very next day and I was able to walk comfortably shortly after.” Kellie is one year post-op from her lumbar fusion procedure and she is still symptom free. She explained her greatest benefit as, “spending time with family and being able to hold the grandchildren without being in pain.”
Her decision to choose PARS for her care was guided by a few things. The trust in her primary care physician and a close friend that recommended she visit PARS. Kellie had a great experience with the care she received. “The surgeon came to my room every day that I was in the hospital to check on me. The PARS staff provided excellent care.”