Our Patients Say It Best

Back To Life

“You performed my ALIF procedure in March of 2011. I still have no pain...at all. I am thankful to you every day and tell everyone that you gave me my life ‘BACK.’ After living with excruciating back pain for so long i couldn’t even imagine a life pain-free. Prior to surgery I was hopeful and positive that i would have a good outcome, but I fully expected I would still have a tolerable amount of pain but able to perform activities of daily living without as much difficulty. I never expected to be pain free. I consulted with three neurosurgeons prior to surgery and I am so thankful I chose you. You are truly gifted and completely changed my life. I am jogging six miles a day three days a week and performing any activity I choose. On vacation in Mexico, I zip-lined, rode ATV’s, etc. Most importantly though, I can perform basic activities such as bending over to pick things up, sitting in a chair, riding in a car and standing for as long as I want without pain. I am forever grateful to you for your pleasant bedside manner, compassionate care and gifted mind and hands. Again, thank you for giving me my life ‘BACK.’”

~ Letter from a grateful patient

A Christmas Miracle

“I wanted to send you all a note about my Christmas miracle. Jess (our daughter) is remodeling a house. For the first time in months I was able to go shopping with Bob and Jess for four hours and actually take part in the experience of looking for the remodeling materials. I was also able to have lunch, sit in a restaurant and enjoy the meal. While all of these seem like easy everyday activities, I was unable to do any of them due the almost unbearable pain. I wanted to share this with everyone at your office to let you that you have given my life back to me. While I know I still have some recovery ahead of me, I feel so blessed for the miracles I have experienced in this short period of time. Some days I wonder if what I do makes a difference. I want everyone in the office to know that you have made a huge difference in my life. Please pass this on to everyone in the office. Thank You.”

~ Paulette

Absolutely Awesome

“I just want you to know how much I appreciate everything that you have done for me. In the beginning, the pain was the worst that I had ever experienced, but each day it is better and I am starting to feel more like myself. I tell everyone I know, if you are having back or cervical problems go see Dr. Hayward in Cape. He is absolutely awesome and so is his staff. Your attention to detail and the way that you explain in detail what is going on and what to expect before, during and after the procedure is very comforting. really like how you do that because there are no surprises. I felt comfortable with you from the very first visit. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate you and your staff. Again, thank you so much for all you have done for me and my family. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR STAFF.”

~ Posted on Vitals.com

“I made an appointment with Dr. Hayward and got in within one week. Had my MRI disc from my local hospital. I waited five minutes or less. Dr. Hayward and his assistant, John Davidson, both talked to me about my condition. They suggested a minimally invasive procedure, and I had it done within 5 days. They called my home several times afterward to make sure I was doing okay. Their only goal is to help the patient. I strongly suggest you give them a try. It was, by far, the best experience I’ve had with any medical clinic. We live 90 miles away, but I would gladly make the trip again, if necessary.”

~ Posted on Vitals.com

Discover the most advanced, comprehensive care that gets you back to life at Heartland Spine Institute. Call 877.331.5763 or use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your appointment.

What people say about us?

I had a spinal decompression done at three levels. Although all pain is not gone, the surgery did exactly what Dr. Hayward had hoped it would. What impressed me most about Dr. Hayward was his willingness to have me get a second opinion. He did not want me going into surgery without hearing what someone else thought. He even went as far to tell me that just because he was the first neurosurgeon that I had seen, he expected me go where I felt most comfortable if I did have surgery.

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304 South Mount Auburn Road,
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
620 Maple Valley Drive,
Farmington, Mo 63640
310 W Plaza Drive,
Carterville, IL 62918
10435 Clayton Rd. Suite 120
Saint Louis, Mo 63131
135 Plaza Dr.
Sikeston, MO 63801
4700 Memorial Drive, Suite 220
Belleville IL, 62226

Dr. Franklin Hayward at Heartland Spine Institute provides compassionate care to people of all walks of life. He provides nonsurgical and surgical spine care to people suffering from debilitating back, neck and spine problems, carpel tunnel syndrome and work related injuries . Patients travel up to 3 hours to see him in the Heartland; from Southern Illinois, Northeast and Northwest Kentucky, Southwest Indiana and across Missouri.

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