At age 11 Petra hurt herself on a weight machine. She threw her back out and tore her lower back muscles. Since then her back pain had progressively worsened. Over the past 22 years Petra went to chiropractors, physical therapists, pain doctors and had steroid injections. None of these made her pain go away. Numerous doctors told her that she will need to have surgery in her future if she wanted to be normal again and this left her with no hope. She is only 32 years old and the pain made her feel like she was way older. Petra is a musician and she didn’t want to give up something she loved because of the back pain.