My storyAbout four years ago, I hurt my back while I was jet skiing in the Gulf of Mexico. I hit the wake from a passing boat a little too fast. And that caused me to land pretty hard on my tailbone. Within a couple of hours, I could feel the tension in my back start to develop. I couldn’t bend over and my whole body was sore from the impact. The pain never went away, though. It just continued to get worse. I soon found that I couldn’t sit for more than 10 or 15 minutes because my legs would go numb. Eventually, I couldn’t do much of anything.
Why I chose Laser Spine InstituteI chose Laser Spine Institute because, from the very first contact, everything was fluid and easy. I was able to get my X-rays and MRI done at the facility. And I met with the doctor that same day. He went over the results of my scans and laid out what all of my options were. Everyone I met went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable. They were always there if I needed help getting up from a chair or lying down on the exam table. The staff really treated me like I was a member of the family. And that felt great to know that they genuinely cared for me.
My life todayWhen I woke up in recovery after my surgery, I was able to stand up and slowly walk around without pain. My overall recovery was quick, and I didn’t have any problems. I learned, though, the best way to make sure you have a fast recovery is to really listen to the instructions your surgeon gives you. I made sure I paced myself and followed all of my postoperative instructions. And it paid off. Now, I’m able to do anything I want. I spend a lot of time out on the water, so it’s great to get back to the activities I love. I can go jet skiing, boating or paddle boarding — whatever I want. I can go on long walks with my dog and spend time in the gym. I lived with back pain for years before I found the solution to my pain. And it was Laser Spine Institute.
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