“Being a professional stunt rider is glamorous and awesome and cool—until you crash.” These are the words of professional sportbike freestyle rider Jason Britton, who hit a wall, literally, and came into DISC Sports & Spine Center with intense pain akin to fireworks from an injured disc in his neck. After consulting with Dr. Richard Kim, who ran some tests and scans using the advanced imaging commonly used at DISC, he was advised to have surgery right away. Jason didn’t hesitate. “Going into surgery,” Jason says, “I had a lot of comfort knowing that the procedure would be done by Dr. Kim.” Jason adds that Dr. Kim “exudes absolute confidence.”
Jason’s relief from the shooting pains was immediate following surgery: “I woke up from the surgery feeling so much better. Right away I felt like I could get up and go ride a motorcycle (which obviously I didn’t do—Dr. Kim would have freaked out and lost his mind).” He was up and moving right away, which is encouraged at DISC as part of the course of treatment that follows a neck surgery.
In a profession like Jason’s where injuries are known to happen, having a surgeon who can offer advice and aid healing from repeated spinal injuries is critical. At DISC Sports & Spine Center, treatment starts with a consultation, during which each patient goes through a thorough evaluation and is asked about their expectations for life after surgery. If surgery is determined to be the right course of treatment, then the patient and doctor discuss what is needed to prepare for the surgery itself. DISC Sports & Spine supports you throughout the entire process in ways that include working with your insurance company so that you don’t have to worry and helping you manage recovery.
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discmdgroup DISC Sports and Spine Center (DISC) is one of America’s foremost providers of minimally invasive spine procedures and advanced arthroscopic techniques. Our individually picked, highly specialized physicians apply both established and innovative solutions to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate their patients in a one-stop, multi-disciplinary setting. With a wide range of specialists under one roof, the result is an unmatched continuity of care with more efficiency, less stress for the patient, and a zero MRSA infection rate. Read more articles by discmdgroup.