Ken Guay: Degenerative Disc Disease

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Ken Guay is a sixty-three year old disabled truck driver who experiences chronic pain due to the effects of early onset degenerative disc disease, which was diagnosed in adolescence. K.G. has endured multiple invasive procedures, failed surgeries and implants to seek analgesia. Living with his wife in Maine, K.G. spends his time woodworking when his pain allows. K.G. attends the Chronic Pain Support Group of Southern Maine and remains optimistic about future advancements in degenerative disc disease treatment.

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2015

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Degenerative Disc Disease, DDD, Pain, Chronic Pain, Back Surgery, Disabled, Early Onset, Woodworking, Analgesia, Chronic Pain Support Group of Southern Maine, Case Study, Narrative Medicine

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Medicine and Health Sciences

Ken Guay: Degenerative Disc Disease
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