Lindsay's medical mystery almost ended her dream of working with primates in Africa — until she came to RUSH
Lindsay Maess - African Primate Rehab Specialist Gets RUSH and University Pain Center care for Rare Conditions
Lindsay Maess fulfilled a lifelong passion by working with monkeys, chimps and gorillas at US zoos and often returning to Africa for field research at the Pandrillus conservation organization and sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees and endangered drill monkeys in Nigeria.
According to the CDC, 50+ million people nationwide are struggling with chronic pain that lasts six months or longer without finding relief. Unfortunately, less than half of those surveyed in Illinois are aware of drug-free, minimally-invasive, interventional therapies helping patients return to activities they love and regain hope for their future.
"The arthritis was so bad that I could barely step down without severe pain. I thought I was going to limp for the rest of my life,", "I can do things now. I don't even know what I want to do, I just know it's everything,"
Now I’m up and moving’