National Sled Hockey Champion Celebrates Spinal Surgery Win

When national sled hockey champion Mark Weimer woke from the grog of a complicated 15-hour spinal surgery, he immediately knew it was a success based on the conspicuous lack of pain that had driven him to the OR.  Left partially paralyzed by a fall from construction scaffolding in 1984, Weimer has undergone multiple spinal fusion surgeries over the years that, in combination with his neurological condition, led to the deterioration of the remaining spinal disks and vertebrae below the fusion site. By 2014, the resulting compression of his nerves and spinal cord began to cause pain in his quads, in addition to bowel and bladder problems. After more than a year of consistent pain, Weimer turned to Dr. George Frey of Mighty Oak Medical for a solution.