“Fai Loa” is a Samoan phrase meaning “Do It” or “Do You.”
The following story is true.
In 1993, Christian Jensen injured himself skiing in the mountains of Utah’s Park City Ski Resort. As an outgoing 27 year old, actively engaged independent filmmaker, entrepreneur and newly wed, he found himself in quite the predicament concerning his ambitious future. Following x-ray’s, he was told by two orthopedic spine specialists that he would, without question, need to have surgery to fix his back. This surgery would fuse multiple vertebrae into one in order to allow the nerves to heal and function properly. He was clearly told this was his ONLY option… spinal fusion or spending the rest of his life in a wheelchair.
Growing up with scoliosis, Christian understood the frustrations of back pain. A physically active person, newlywed, and soon to be father, he quickly found himself fighting regular bouts of depression. As time went on, Christian decided to ignore the medial advice and do all he could to concentrate on smarter choices concerning his own health and wellness. He focused on physical fitness and learning to ignore high levels of discomfort while doing his best to keep his pain in check.
Over the following years, with frequent ER and doctor’s office visits, Christian received strong prescription pain killers (including opioids) and Cortisone injections to deal with the extreme levels of pain. His situation seemed to become more hopeless, as his physician’s had predicted.
Over two decades passed. Christian stayed loyal to his own persistence, determined to avoid any kind of spinal fusion. By his 50th birthday, he finally realized his back wasn’t going to hold up much longer without some very real help. Reality was quickly setting in after two straight years of his left foot completely numb, and his left leg decreasing in muscle mass, and no alternative solutions in sight.
Spinal fusion seemed to be his last resort. It was time to take the inevitable plunge. For two straight years, he’d done his best to ignore his left leg, as it was very literally dying. He found himself unable to stand for over one minute at a time, or even feel stable enough to take normal steps one foot in front of the other. His emotions understandably and regularly boiled into anger. This effected his professional life, family and friendships. And Lynda, his long-suffering wife, was at understandably at her wits end. If something didn’t drastically change, he knew she didn’t deserve to have to deal with it any longer.
At Lynda’s 30 year high school reunion, she ran into one of her high school friend whose husband is a well-known and highly respected spine surgeon. The very next day Christian was scheduled in for X-Ray’s and a full MRI. He was again told it was clearly time for surgery, and he was not a candidate for any other type of treatment. Even disc replacement was ruled out. Complete fusion of his L4, L5 and S1 was necessary and inevitable, and his ONLY solution if he didn’t want to experience the ultimate paralysis of his left leg, and more serious issues to follow.
The date was set and surgery was scheduled.
Two weeks before his surgery, Christian had a visit from his cousin who handed him a small bottle of hemp CBD oil, along with a challenge to take two full droppers (2mls) every morning on an empty stomach. Christian laughed at what he considered to be just another “snake oil.” But since it culdn’t hurt, he decided to give it a try.
Five days following this suggested regiment of dropping the new oil under his tongue, he woke up to a tingling left foot…. the very first time he had felt any kind of sensation in that foot for over two years. He decided to keep taking this oil as his foot gradually but completely came back to life.
A week before he was scheduled in for his spinal fusion, Christian cancelled his surgery. He was told, that without question, he would be back after a couple months of not days, and that it was inevitable that the surgery would have to become a reality.
Two years have now passed since he cancelled his surgery. Christian has full feeling in both feet and has built his left leg back into normal, healthy condition equal to his right leg.
Christian’s back has never felt better and his life is more productive than ever. His friends and family have noticed his complete transformation and recovery from something no one would have believe possible without a surgical intervention.
Due to this incredible, true story, Christian and Lynda Jensen decided to creat Fai Loa, a health and wellness company focused on helping others hopefully experience complete recovery as he did. They’re proud to hear from countless success stories from complete strangers… stories that truly have proved life-altering, and some even considered miraculous.
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