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John’s Story

John Floyd is an active guy. The Frisco resident thoroughly enjoys the season of life he’s in, semi-retired and enjoying life with his wife Gini and their family. “We love to hike and ride bikes,” he said. “I lift weights and do cardio. Being healthy and fit is important to us.

But it wasn’t very long ago that John was dealing with constant neck pain causing him to stop all physical activity. “No matter what I did to compensate, the pain just never relented,” he said. When rest and physical therapy failed to offer any lasting relief, John sought out the expertise of Dr. Kalra.

A candid yet compassionate consultation with Dr. Kalra left John feeling more hopeful than he’d felt in a long time. “Even though I knew I needed the surgery, I wasn’t scared and felt confident in his ability to help me,” said John.

In August of 2019, John had surgery to treat the degenerative disc disease that was slowly stealing his life. “I felt relief immediately,” said John. “It was an amazing feeling. And within four weeks, I was able to start working toward an active life again. It was life-changing.”

Next-Level Care

Fast forward a few months, and John was experiencing some knee pain just before leaving for a Florida vacation with his family. His orthopedic doctor prescribed a medication for that pain but said it would first need to be approved by Dr. Kalra, as John was still under post-op care for his spine surgery.

With no appointment scheduled and less than 24 hours before the trip, John made a desperate call to Dr. Kalra’s office and left a message outlining what he needed. Dr. Kalra was scheduled to be in surgery all day, but when he received the message, he returned to the office late in the evening, called John and sent the authorization needed to get the prescription filled.

“Who does that?” said John, still awed by the above-and-beyond care he has received in countless ways during his time as a patient at Kalra Brain & Spine. “In today’s healthcare climate, I just don’t know who does that sort of thing. The entire team at Kalra Brain & Spine is amazing and helpful in every way.”

Today, John is back to his full workout regimen and is feeling better than ever. He has resumed lifting weights and has traded in running for other kinds of cardio that are less jarring to his knees. When asked what he most appreciates being able to do now that he wasn’t able to do before his surgery with Dr. Kalra, John took a moment to reflect. “It’s so nice to be able to bow my head in prayer without the intense neck pain,” he finally said.

John and Gini are so grateful to have found Kalra Brain & Spine. With the skilled hand and expertise of Dr. Kalra, John feels like he has been given a second chance at life!

Hope for Chronic Neck and Back Pain

When world-class training meets hometown values deeply rooted in family and community, the result is the kind of medical care you’ve always hoped for. This describes Kalra Brain & Spine, the practice of Dr. Ricky Kalra, who specializes in the most up-to-date evidence-based neurosurgical care. If you’re living with chronic neck or back pain and don’t know where to turn, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kalra today.