Rick's Story

The Spine Center

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Rick with daughter

Life is Living Pain Free

Rick was among the eighty percent of Americans who live with back pain. But when he began experiencing numbness in his leg, Rick knew it was time to seek help. He went to Jason Thompson, MD, Orthopedic Medical Director of The Spine Center at Valley Medical Center.

Dr. Thompson found that Rick’s vertebrae were markedly out of alignment, crushing his nerves. "Without surgery, he ran the risk of irreversible damage," he explains.

Today Rick lives pain free and is doing the things he loves, including his greatest joy—being a dad.

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