GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- September is Pain Awareness month and to help recognize it Justin Minyard joined us on the KKCO 11 News at noon show.
Justin Minyard, a U.S. Army First Sergeant, was forced to take an early retirement after debilitating chronic pain. It first developed after being a first responder at the 9/11 pentagon attacks after moving large pieced of rubble to help find others. He developed a dependence on opioid medications until he was offered Spinal Cord Stimulation which helped him gain his life back.
That’s what Family Health West is trying to accomplish. Providing their patients with alternatives to opioids.
They’re having an official grand opening and ribbon cutting for their new medical center on September 12th.
They are also hosting a patient-focused presentation to discuss alternatives to pain management and what they’re doing to take action at the Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center.
For more information watch our full interview with Justin above.