Peter Jacobsen: You can play with your grandkids again

Peter Jacobson

I know firsthand how difficult it can be to live with chronic neck or back pain. I suffered for years from spinal stenosis and sciatica before I found relief in 2005 at Laser Spine Institute. My back pain impacted every area of my life when I had it, though. While it’s been more than 10 years since I’ve dealt with chronic pain, I still remember what it was like. And that makes me even more grateful now that I’ve found relief — especially when I think of my grandchildren and consider what life would have been like if I still lived with back pain.

My oldest grandchild is seven years old. If he had been born a few years earlier, our relationship would have been drastically different. Here are some ways that Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive spine surgeries have helped me cherish the time I have with my grandkids:

I get to hold them tight. If I still had back pain, I have no doubt that holding my three sweet grandkids would be a challenge. And if you have neck or back pain, I can only imagine what it’s like to not be able to hold your children or grandchildren any time you want.

I can play for hours. My back pain made doing anything for any length of time difficult. If my pain still persisted today, I would not have the opportunity to chase my grandchildren around the yard or play with them on the floor because my back pain would eventually force me to stop.

I never have to slow down. Kids never slow down, and I’m grateful that I can keep up with them. Before I had surgery at Laser Spine Institute to treat my sciatica and spinal stenosis pain, I constantly had to slow down when I was on the golf course. And I’m sure it would have been the same with my grandchildren.

Laser Spine Institute not only helped me get my golf game back, they improved my overall quality of life. If you’re suffering from chronic neck or back pain, you can find relief and enjoy playing with your grandchildren again. Contact Laser Spine Institute today. It was the best decision I ever made.


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