Veteran with chronic pain will speak at Tri-State Pain’s free Aug. 1 program

- June 12, 2017

Justin Minyard, a (retired) U.S. Army First Sergeant, first developed chronic back pain following a severe back injury during recovery efforts at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Minyard was a first responder at the Pentagon that day, desperately  moving huge pieces of rubble and concrete in an effort to find victims. His back issues worsened following a  fall during a combat mission.

Justin struggled for years with serious chronic pain and developed a dependence on opiates provided to him as treatment for his pain.

Unfortunately, Justin’s experience as a veteran struggling with chronic pain is far from unique, which is why Tri-State Pain Institute has asked Justin to come to Erie to talk with veterans, their families and friends at a free event Aug. 1. from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will take place at the Ambassador Conference Center, 7792 Peach St.

Learn more about Justin’s story from this ABC News story, first aired in 2014: