Cindy’s Story-Weight Loss & Back Pain Journey

Cindy

I had been a lifelong dieter, always up and down with my weight. I had done all the diets, Weight Watchers, Atkins, etc. I was sick of it. The goal was always to lose weight. I wasn’t particularly healthy but then two life changing events happened in a matter of two weeks.

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Rita’s Story-Back Pain Journey

Rita running a race

After 13 years of chronic back pain and simply existing, not living, I was at the end of my rope. I was staring at a life that I didn’t want to live, one that would require my loved ones to make sacrifices and care for me. If you know me, you know that that is not a life I am willing to live.

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Debbie’s Story-Back Pain Journey

Debbie and husband

My back pain started when I was in my early 20’s. I went to a chiropractor who took x-rays and explained that I had an extra vertebra in my lower lumbar and that I should NEVER go to a chiropractor for help. So, I lived with horrible back pain for over 15 years.

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Ralph’s Story-Back Pain Journey

Ralph's family at Disneyland

I had developed back pain for a number of years. At its worst, I could barely move. I was in a lot of pain. I had trouble getting out of bed in the morning. I had trouble standing up, sitting down, getting in and out of the car, and bending down to kiss my daughter.

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Marcie’s Story-Back Pain Journey

Marcie and her husband

I had been pretty active physically off and on for 20 years. I had a group of four girls I would regularly do 65-100 mile rides with. But in 2014, I tore my hip labrum and since 2009 had experienced a deep ache in my upper middle back. Eventually I just stopped moving.

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Jill’s Story-Back & Leg Pain Journey

Jill

My pain story started 37 years ago. It was 1981. My family was in a car accident that left me with compression fractures in my lower spine and broken bones and nerve damage in my foot. I was in a metal back brace and a foot cast for months.

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Jeff’s Story-Back Pain Journey

Jeff with his bicycle

About 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with bone spurs on my lower back vertebrae. I experienced shooting and throbbing pain down my right leg. Many mornings I woke up with lower back pain. I was easily fatigued and experienced back pain when I walked for any real distance or stood for any period of time.

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