Amanda Gonyea’s Story Pain-free After Spinal Fusion

Amanda Gonyea’s Story: Pain-free After Spinal Fusion

Sword fighter Amanda Gonyea spent a year seeing physicians who said that her chronic back pain was caused by excess weight. The 48-year old woman lost 150 pounds, but the pain did not go away. A friend recommended that she see Dr. Joseph Morreale at the Center for Spine and Orthopedics (CSO). “I originally saw…

Richard Baiotto’s Story: Degenerative Disc Disease

Richard Baiotto’s Story: Degenerative Disc Disease

Setting up stages all over the world for bands, such as the Rolling Stones, Metallica, Aerosmith, Carrie Underwood, and Katy Perry, had taken a toll on Richard Baiotto’s back. Roller blading and a car accident also accelerated the degeneration in his spine. Despite chronic back pain for several years, Baiotto kept working. In his profession,…

Ken Kirtley’s Story: Relief from Chronic Low Back Pain

Ken Kirtley’s Story: Relief from Chronic Low Back Pain

Ken Kirtley’s Story In 2008, prior to retiring from the United States Air Force after 25 years, Ken Kirtley was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis as the source of his chronic low back pain. At that time, he decided not to have surgery. “The procedure was much more invasive then,” Kirtley explains. For the next eight years,…