Chester Jones

Dr. Mark Malone shows Chester Jones a model of a spine in Killeen on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, while explaining how the implant Jones received is supposed to work. In July, he had surgery to implant a spinal cord stimulator that delivers mild electrical stimulation to nerves along his spinal column, and minimizes the sensation of pain reaching the brain without drugs.

Chester Jones, 46, of Killeen, served for 24 years in the Army and is often in pain.

As an infantryman for 19 years, including three tours in Iraq and other deployments to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and South Korea, he lugged packs weighing 35 pounds and more, while walking up to 20 miles a day.

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