Denny Recovers From Rare
Autoimmune Disorder to Learn to Walk Again 


Denny E. first came to Swedish Hospital’s emergency room with severe back pain. While there, doctors discovered he was also suffering from Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disorder that causes the immune system to begin attacking a patient’s nerves. After losing most of the feeling in his legs, it took the expertise and teamwork of Swedish Hospital’s acute inpatient rehabilitation staff to help him achieve independent living and manage his pain. 

To learn more about rehabilitation services at Swedish Hospital, please call 773-569-1396.

By David Modica | Published July 21, 2016
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“They are a great team made up of very caring and supportive experts. The program they developed helped me regain the use of my legs. I can walk again and I’m excited to return home and be independent.”

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