March 2015

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 […]

Tony’s Triathlons

March 18th, 2015|

Back Story:
I am a volunteer fireman who has been active my entire life, doing triathlons, swimming, skiing, etc.  After a day of heavy lifting however, I began experiencing numbness in my left leg that progressed to the point where I could not walk on my own, and couldn’t even get into bed.  Symptoms became so […]

March 2014

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 […]

February 2014

Ray’s Story

February 1st, 2014|

Eight injured service members kicked off the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C. in 2013, ten minutes before the open start, racing in wheel chairs or running using prosthetic limbs.
Ray Pugsley (right), Spinal Champion and SRF Board Member, was the top master in 53:01.
Ray underwent a lumbar discectomy at L5/S1 in 19915 for a herniated disc, […]