Spine Care Patient Stories
Getting Back Your Functionality
Over 3,600 patients last year chose our spine program to establish an effective and carefully designed diagnosis and treatment plan to measurably improve their function. Listen to just a few of their stories below.
Barbara: Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Surgery
Hear about Barbara’s experience with the Spine Center and what it’s like to be in a clinical trial.
Derek: Recovering from Back and Neck Pain
Hear from Derek, a Functional Restoration Program graduate, about the experience and his progress later on.
Better Than Before Surgery
Dr. Carr was the right surgeon for me. He described all possible treatment options, talked with me about outcomes and how many ACL surgeries he's performed. I credit Steve Vincente, my physical therapist, in getting me on the road to recovery. His positive energy made all the difference. I am happy to say my knee is not only as good as it was before, it's better.Hannah Kearney / 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion freestyle skier
No Big Deal
The most surprising thing about having a complete hip replacement was that it really wasn't a big deal. I'd say all through the journey, from surgery to recovery, you've got to remember it takes some effort. There is some discomfort, but it was well worth it and I won't hesitate again to have my right one done.Ted Davis / Total Hip Patient
What Surprised Me the Most
I didn't know I could do what I can do now and that's what surprised me the most. At my age and with the injuries I had, I thought I was done. Being able to sit straight up is a big deal. Being able to nod my head, twist it side-to-side...that's a really, really big deal. I wasn't able to do those things when I got here.Derek Hampton / Functional Restoration Program graduate
Achieving Your Goals
Now I know I can go out and rip turns and feel awesome and feel completely normal again. I felt like the sports medicine department can relate to you...and help you achieve the goals that you want to get back to, and my goals were to get back into ski racing and back to lacrosse, and I've done that thus far.Gunnar / ACL Repair Surgery