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More than 90 percent of Americans suffer from episodes of debilitating low back/neck pain that slows them in even the most undemanding physical activities. So they are forced to either slow down or completely abandon their favorite physical past times. Sad, but all too common.
But slowing down was not an option for offshore powerboat racing world champions Bob Teague, Gary Jones, Reggie Fountain, Dan Davies, Bob Bull, as well as Skater Powerboats founder and owner Hledin and performance-boat enthusiast. Nancy Tuck when their back pain threatened to rob them of their passion. Though their stories differ, all were suffering from disc symptoms, which impaired their passion for offshore boating, building and competition. While each one invests routinely in the most advanced marine technology (hulls, power, drives, props), when their back pain worsened, they searched for the most advanced spine technology, including total disc replacement (TDR) surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) so they could get back on the water.
That’s where offshore racer Michael “Doc” Janssen, a renowned physician who specializes spine care and resolutions came in.