Fusion

Dennis’ Extreme Obstacle Course Races Post Fusion

June 4th, 2015|

Back Story:
I am an athlete, and my training routine would include things to maintain strength and flexibility.  But as my issue was structural, there was only so much I could do.  The pain was persistent, and it  affected my activities; I simply learned to cope. I would have periods where the pain would become bad […]

Bobbi is Back in the Saddle

March 23rd, 2015|

Bobbi’s story is remarkable because she has beaten spinal injuries not once, but three times!  Her story would be impressive enough if it were just about her full recovery after a low back fusion. Unfortunately, she was injured several years later in a car accident and suffered a debilitating injury to her neck.  Another successful […]

Raf’s Road To Inspiration

March 23rd, 2015|

Back Story:
When I was 40, I began experiencing pain in my right hip while training for a triathlon.  The pain became more excruciating – I experienced numbness in my foot, and even had to use a cane for a bit.  Dr. Slosar at SpineCare Medical Group determined that I had a grade 1 spondylolisthesis at S1/L5, a disc […]

Joseph is "Back in the Game"

March 19th, 2015|

Back Story:
In early September of 2012, while training with my ice dancing partner for a national competition, I had a very hard fall, resulting in two broken ribs on my left side.  Having broken bones while training at least seven times before, I didn’t think too much about it and continued our training.  A few […]

Susan Living Pain Free

March 14th, 2015|

Back Story:
Ten years ago, I was skiing off trail on a very steep terrain when I hit ice, which sent me tumbling backwards down the mountain and eventually hitting a small tree.  I was airlifted off the mountain and treated for injuries to my chest and a concussion. When I returned home from my ski […]

Greg’s Recovery On Target

January 25th, 2015|

Back Story:
I led an active outdoorsman’s life at the age of 60 – snow skiing, hunting, fishing, hiking and more. Shortly after retiring as a soccer referee, I couldn’t run any longer, and I started experiencing “zinging” down my back and legs.  After attending my daughter’s college graduation, the next day both of my legs went […]

Cynthia’s Journey

January 25th, 2015|

Back Story:
As a police officer in “The Big Easy”, I proudly served my community for over 12 years.  After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, I was cleaning up debris and suffered a fall that broke my back at L3/L4.  I suffered through the next two years, trying epidurals, chiropractic, physical therapy, aquatic therapy and acupuncture – […]

Joseph’s Bright Future

January 25th, 2015|

Back Story:
In my high school freshman year, back pain became increasingly debilitating for me.  As I was growing taller, the plainly evident scoliosis (curvature), spondylolisthesis (misalignment), spondylolysis (stress fracture), stenosis (narrowing around the nerves), and other findings on numerous X-rays, CTs, and MRIs began to cause pain that increasingly took over my life.  I was interested […]

Paul’s Story

March 29th, 2014|

Back Story:
The onset of my spinal symptoms included itching on my arms and back of my neck, muscle weakness, stiffness, aching, lack of sleep, and constant pain in the back of my neck down to between my shoulder blades. I decided to address these symptoms with a surgeon who performed an anterior cervical fusion in […]

Mary Lou’s Story

March 1st, 2014|

Back Story:
When you are 73 years old, most people have some aches and pain primarily from arthritis as I did, but nothing dramatic.  I have always been an extremely active person and have participated in some sort of formal exercise for the past 40 years (before that, chasing five children kept me in shape).  My belief […]