CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — Veterans are the backbone of a nation’s defense, having selflessly dedicated their lives to safeguarding our freedom and security. Their sacrifices and unwavering commitment to duty deserve the utmost respect and care, especially regarding their health. The importance of veterans’ health is a patriotic duty, as it is not only a moral imperative but also a reflection of a nation’s gratitude for their service.
Veterans face a unique set of health challenges stemming from their time in service. Many have endured physical injuries, ranging from combat-related wounds to the wear and tear of military life. These physical ailments often have long-lasting effects, making access to quality health care crucial for veterans’ well-being.
Veterans who have selflessly served their countries often carry the physical toll of their service in the form of chronic pain. Whether it’s due to combat injuries, musculoskeletal issues or the wear and tear of military life, pain can become a constant companion for many veterans.
At Southwest Spine and Pain Center, we help veterans find lasting pain relief with our cutting-edge technology.
Jason, a former Army officer, was injured on duty. After his discharge, he was still experiencing pain.
“I wouldn’t even go sit at the dinner table; it hurt my back too much,” he said.
Jason’s back pain was getting in the way of living his best life.
After meeting with the specialists at Southwest Spine and Pain, Jason’s medical providers created a custom pain relief program.
“We scheduled our first injection, and it did miracles. Six months later, I’m feeling that I can run again. Thank you, Southwest Spine and Pain!” he said.
Jason has a new pain-free lease on life.
Wayne has been running since he was a freshman in high school. After high school, he enlisted in the Army, where he did more running. He has been active his entire life.
Around 2009, he developed spinal stenosis. He couldn’t sit down, stand up or turn around without significant pain. He first turned to the VA hospital, but they were unable to help find a lasting solution.
Wayne then learned about Southwest Spine and Pain. He went into a consultation with Dr. Jon Obray, and they created a customized program to help him find relief. After a few visits, Wayne’s pain was significantly reduced!
He now has a routine pain relief program that helped him find his love of running again. He has had the same medical program for the past decade.
Wayne’s pain has been dramatically reduced, and he’s still running. Since finding pain relief, he has completed his lifelong goal of running 50,000 miles.
For veterans living with chronic pain, finding relief can be an ongoing journey.
Fortunately, there are numerous avenues to explore, from traditional medical treatments to complementary therapies, support networks and recreational activities. The path to pain relief may vary from person to person, but what remains constant is the resilience and determination of veterans in their pursuit of a pain-free and fulfilling life. It’s important to remember that there is hope, and with the proper support and resources, veterans can discover effective strategies to manage their pain and improve their overall well-being.
At Southwest Spine and Pain, our double board-certified pain management specialists provide comprehensive pain care using various treatment options. Our physicians bring years of experience and proficiency to patients through world-class training from Harvard and the Mayo Clinic.
Our customized pain relief programs may include the following:
Minimally invasive surgery.
Management of appropriate pain medications.
Coordinating physical therapy and advanced imaging.
Whether you’re suffering from acute or chronic pain, the pain management doctors at Southwest Spine and Pain are dedicated to helping you live life again.
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