Back On The Slopes | Patient Success Story

Jayme Woehl is a former patient of Minnesota Spine Institute that suffered severe low back and leg pain for more than nine months. He was willing to share his experience with Dr. Hanson and why he trusted Minnesota Spine Institute to relieve his chronic pain.

“I felt comfortable with him from the time I met [Dr. Hanson] and had an absolutely life-changing experience through my back surgery with him.” 

A painful nine months

I was experiencing severe low back and leg pain as a result of a pinched sciatic nerve from a herniated disk in my lower back (L5/S1). I managed through the pain in excess of nine months before consulting with Dr. Hanson and others on options for surgery.

A myriad of alternative treatments

I was adamantly opposed to surgery and was convinced I could find relief in other ways. I sought treatment from chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage, strength training, physical therapy, epidural injections, and pain medications. None of the other treatment options brought any sense of relief to my situation.

I met with three surgeons prior to my procedure to educate myself on various options for the procedure. After being referred to and meeting with Dr. Hanson I felt very comfortable with his approach to my procedure and knew his philosophies aligned closely with what I was looking for in a surgeon.

A life-changing experience

In my first appointment with Dr. Hanson, I was a bit leery. Dr. Hanson does not have a fancy medical clinic to visit patients nor does he have a large support staff to facilitate his clinic visits. He does, however, have a passion for providing true healing for his patients in the least invasive way possible. I found him to be extremely professional, reliable and honest in his approach. I felt comfortable with him from the time I met [Dr. Hanson] and had an absolutely life-changing experience through my back surgery with him. I walked out of the operating room with absolutely no pain…and have been pain-free for nearly a year now!

Thanks, Jayme, for your willingness to share your story. We’re proud to provide our patients with the best possible pain-relief options and the most advanced surgical techniques. If you wish to leave a review or read more patient testimonials, please visit our website.