Laser Spine Institute Patient Linda Ross Explains How She Regained an Active Lifestyle
Linda Ross, a yoga enthusiast and instructor, led a healthy lifestyle from her earliest days. An avid athlete her entire life, she enjoyed exercise, aerobics, fitness instruction, and competitive sports such as figure skating. This amount of physical activity required Linda to have a strong core and a healthy spine, and she always stayed in top physical condition. However, that wasn’t enough to prevent the onset of degenerative disc disease and chronic back pain.
Over the years, Linda began experiencing increasingly severe pain in her lower back, hips, legs, and feet due to a number of degenerative spine conditions, including spinal arthritis, degenerative disc disease, foraminal stenosis, bulging/herniated discs, spondylolisthesis, and radiculopathy. At first, she tried a number of conservative treatment methods, such as massage, physical therapy, icing, heat, pain medication, exercise, and stretching. Finding little relief from these methods, Linda even considered open back surgery before discovering Laser Spine Institute
By the time Linda arrived at our Scottsdale, Arizona location, she rated her pain at a 10 out of 10, even while taking opiate-based painkillers. Unable to sit still for more than 10 minutes at a time and in near-constant pain, Linda was truly in bad shape. But she was instantly impressed with the level of comfort and care that Laser Spine Institute provided her, and the kind, informative attitude of every staff member she encountered. After Linda’s quick procedure, she could barely hold back tears – not tears of pain, but tears of joy due to her relief from pain.
Here’s what Linda had to say about her experience with Laser Spine Institute:
“I recommend Laser Spine Institute to everyone I know who has experienced back issues or has someone they love experiencing chronic back pain. My only regret is that I didn’t have the procedure done six years ago. Thanks for getting me back to my active lifestyle.”
Are you suffering from chronic back pain or neck pain and have failed to find relief through conservative treatments? Join the discussion on our Facebook page to speak with former patients and get more firsthand success stories like Linda’s. Also, be sure to contact Laser Spine Institute and learn more about our minimally invasive outpatient procedures.