Surgery Removes Hardware From Spine of Pro Athlete

In 2007, professional Mountain Biker Aaron Chase fell off an elevated walkway while competing in a contest and crushed his L1 vertebrae, leaving him temporarily paralyzed. The resulting surgery left him in chronic back pain for seven years due to a piece of ill-fitting metal hardware installed in his spine.

When Aaron went to see Dr. Bray in 2015, Dr. Bray explained that the metal hardware in his spine was similar to a metal pipe banging against a shinbone. In the article above, Aaron Chase documents the procedure Dr. Bray performed to remove the metal in his back.

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