August 2013 started as a normal month for Toni Knox-Smith. She was spending time with her husband and her two children.
Every day, millions of people wake up to debilitating back and neck pain. Simply walking from their bed to the bathroom can send sharp shooting pain down their spine, and even radiate to their arms and legs. Too often, the search for pain relief results in an unresolved – or even exacerbated – condition. The Center for Spine Health at Orange Coast Memorial opened in June to help individuals suffering from neck and back pain find suitable and effective treatment and support.
Dr. Jeff Roberts is a huge fan of mixed martial arts, but for 35 years he was in constant combat with his own body, fighting to keep his GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, under control. He wasn’t alone. More than 30 million people in the U.S. suffer varying degrees of the same condition.
Imagine waking up every two to three hours each night for more than 10 years. This was the life of Laird Mueller, a 69-year-old accountant from Seal Beach, California.
On the afternoon of the Lady Antebellum concert, Sherry Thorpe stared in her closet, trying to choose the perfect outfit to match her cowboy boots.