A distinguished cervical spine and scoliosis surgeon, RaKerry (Ra’Kerry) Rahman, MD, practices at the Springfield Clinic in Springfield, Illinois. His experience and skill in spinal surgery, particularly in cases of deformities like scoliosis, has made him one of the leading spinal surgeons in the Midwest. In addition to his practice, Dr. RaKerry Rahman volunteers his time and expertise to Global Spine Outreach, a nonprofit organization that performs free spinal surgery for children with scoliosis and other complex deformities.
Scoliosis is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine. Without proper treatment, severe cases can lead to breathing difficulties, chronic pain, paralysis, and even premature death. The condition affects nearly 200 million people across the globe, 60 million of whom either lack sufficient means for corrective surgery or have no access to it.
Because of these daunting numbers, Global Spine Outreach focuses on long-term education and training for surgeons in countries where they operate. Experts provide hands-on instruction that equips local doctors and surgeons to effectively diagnose spinal conditions, perform the necessary corrective surgeries, and monitor patients during recovery. This collaboration leads to sustainable benefits for current and future patients in need of life-changing, if not life-saving, spinal surgery.