Chronic Pain Sufferers Find New Hope in Innovative Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy
Daphne, AL (September 5, 2012) - In 1991, Pat Foster’s vehicle was hit by a logging truck, resulting in the rupturing of a disc in his back. Four back surgeries and 21 years later, the pain he experienced had become debilitating. “It was constant, to the point I didn't want to live anymore. Imagine a burning sensation, 24-7, in your low back, buttocks, shooting down both legs and into the feet. It felt like I was walking on golf balls,” explains Foster, AGE, of Bay Minette, AL.
An insurance adjustor and part-time pastor, Mr. Foster had always been an outdoorsman--- hunting whitetail deer, fishing and clearing land by tractor. He also volunteered in construction, lending a helping hand to friends in need. All of that came to a halt.
“After 38 years of marriage, my active, amiable husband was gone, replaced by someone I didn't recognize. He was withdrawn and irritable because of the chronic pain. His personality completely changed,” notes Kay Foster, Pat's wife. The couple's trips to visit out-of-town children ended. And although Foster continued to work, he would retreat to bed at 5pm each day, weary from the pain.