Dr. Charles Young's Testimonial

My story

My back pain started several years ago, and I lived with it for about five years before I decided to have surgery at Laser Spine Institute. I didn’t experience an accident or anything that caused my back pain. It was just the result of getting older. I missed being outside fishing and camping, but those are things you can live without. But when my pain started affecting my work, I started to worry. As a doctor, my back pain made it difficult to see and treat patients. It got to the point that my patients could see how much pain I was in when I tried to stand up from sitting, so instead I would just stand. I began to wonder if I would be able to continue working or if I would have to close my practice or limit the number of patients I saw. It was a depressing thought, but it’s what made me realize I needed to take steps to get my life back. I denied that there was something wrong for a long time because I had seen it happen to so many people. And I tried everything to help relieve the pain so I could live a normal life. I tried different therapies and medications, but my pain remained. Eventually I decided to have an MRI, and it showed that I did have a problem and that I needed surgery to treat it.

Why I chose Laser Spine Institute

As a physician, I researched several surgical options. I found Laser Spine Institute and was intrigued by their minimally invasive approach. I saw the results of minimally invasive spine surgery vs. that of traditional open back surgery. My research told me that Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive procedures would give me the best results.

My life today

After I woke up from surgery and the anesthesia started to wear off, I realized what I was feeling. I wasn’t in pain, and I couldn’t believe it. It was pretty remarkable. And if I had known that I would feel that good and that the process at Laser Spine Institute was so easy, then I probably would have done it a lot sooner. Now, I recommend Laser Spine Institute to my patients who suffer from chronic neck and back pain because of my personal results and experiences.

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