Fire Chief Back in Action after Spinal Surgery  |  April 15, 2014

IMG-20121209-00081Taking it easy wasn’t an option for John, a 28-year veteran of the Havana, Illinois fire department. He started as a volunteer firefighter, became full-time seven years later and worked his way up through the ranks to fire chief.

Being active was a huge part of John’s life at work and at home. As a hands-on fire chief, he refused to sit behind a desk. In his free time, he loved to exercise and remodel his 130-year-old home.

A nagging back injury escalated into a painful bulging disc that affected every aspect of John’s life. His doctor told him the disc was pressing on his sciatic nerve, but they wanted to explore all options before resorting to spine surgery.

Continue reading John’s story here: John – Bone Allograft Recipient.

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