Total Lumbar Arthroplasty:
Patient Stories

Watch these videos to see what the path to recovery looked like
for these BalancedBack® patients.

Travis Teter

"I would say this is the best I've felt—five days after surgery—than I have in the last two months."

After more than ten years of racing snow mobiles and motocross, and a number of accidents later, Travis started to experience debilitating back pain. Doctors performed a fusion, but there were days when Travis would be out of commission and in extreme pain even after the fusion. See how BalancedBack® changed his life.

Stephanie Wilson

"I would never have thought that I would feel this good, so quickly, and actually be able to ski after having back surgery."

When active and adventurous Stephanie Wilson realized she could no longer perform every day tasks like grocery shop or do dishes because of the severe pain she was in, she knew something had to change. See how the BalancedBack® surgery helped her—and the incredible things she was doing just three months post-op.

Don Hetzel

"Within three hours of the [BalancedBack®] surgery, I was up standing."

Don Hetzel never thought he would have back trouble... until it suddenly hit him in February 2017. When it looked like fusion might be the only option, Don decided to explore other treatments—and was introduced to BalancedBack® by colleagues.

Carol Smith

"For six months I ended up sleeping in a camping recliner. Walking seemed to be the only thing that would give me semi-relief."

After suffering from a degenerative spine for many years, doctors recommended everything from injections to fusion. After hearing about BalancedBack®, Carol underwent the surgery, and within a couple of days, she was finally able to sleep through the night in her own bed.

Corey Hepker

"Over the last five or six years, I don't remember a day that I've gotten out of bed and not hurt."

When 18 year old Corey Hepker experienced a dirt bike incident that left his legs numb, he underwent a spinal fusion. Now in his early 30s, here's what he has to say about the experience... and where BalancedBack® comes in.

Michael Brady

"I had an 18 degree curvature of the spine and I realized when I looked in the mirror, I couldn't stand straight."

As his back pain continued to worsen over the years, physical therapy and stretching no longer relieved Michael's pain. Fusion was not something he wanted to go through, but he thought it was his only option—until his doctor recommended BalancedBack®.

BJ Boender

"BalancedBack® has given me my life back."

On December 25, BJ was cutting firewood on the family farm. In a moment his life changed forever as his lower back gave out and he suffered a ruptured disc. See how the BalancedBack® procedure gave BJ his life back.

Ronnie Barnes

"When I woke up from anesthesia, I had absolutely, absolutely, no back pain whatsoever."

Ronnie Barnes had very severe stenosis of the spinal nerve roots and needed implants at two levels of the spine. The surgeons placed the implants at angles to make his posture more erect, which would help him walk upright again.

Harvey Fox

"I kept on working and just pushed through the pain... until about three to four years ago when [the pain] started catching up to me."

After suffering back pain for years, Harvey was ready to find a solution that would fix his back back, not just treat it—and he was thrilled to discover that BalancedBack® would do just that.

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