San Diego-based NuVasive Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced Thursday that Bill Walton, Basketball Hall-of-Famer, has successfully completed a nationwide tour speaking about the benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery.
For years, Walton experienced debilitating chronic back and leg pain during his years on and off the court that nearly compromised his current position as a sports commentator.
Walton’s pain left him unable to walk, sit or drive a car. After undergoing the minimally disruptive XLIF (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) procedure, Walton found relief, has fully recovered, and is back to his active lifestyle.
Walton is sharing his story as a key spokesman for The Better Way Back, a patient education program developed and funded by NuVasive.
The program is dedicated to helping individuals overcome the challenges of chronic back and leg pain by providing them with the resources they need to find treatment and emotional support.
He traveled throughout Texas, North Carolina, Massachusetts and California, speaking about his recovery to patients looking for similar solutions to their chronic back and leg pain.
Drawing on his own recovery from debilitating back pain, Walton refers to himself as "the luckiest man alive" and continuously provides hope and inspiration to patients and their loved ones.
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