Faith Hill Recovering from Neck Surgery

 – March 3, 2015  –– 

Citing a source, People magazine has reported that the 47-year-old, five-time Grammy Award winner is recovering from neck surgery. The source told People that Hill, the wife of fellow country music star, Tim McGraw, had surgery in January to correct damage caused by an old injury. Doctors say the procedure Hill underwent is called anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, and they say it’s very common. “We find it in elderly patients very frequently, but it can also occur in younger patients who have experienced some kind of trauma," said Joshua Bederson, MD, chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery for Mount Sinai Health System, who did not treat Hill. "It does occur spontaneously from time to time.”

- Dr. Joshua B. Bederson, Professor, Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Chair, Department of Neurology, Mount Sinai Health System

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