Procedure helps man with crippling pain

Imagine having a heart attack every day. That's what one former firefighter has been living with for years.

But today, he's getting a second chance at life.

Kevin Weber of Blue Springs has had chronic heart pain for three years after inhaling too much smoke on the job. Doctors at the University of Kansas hospital performed a rare procedure Friday to help him. They implanted a neurosimulator in his neck, creating a sort of tingling sensation, masking the pain

"I want to get back up and get going, you know. Since this started, I've gained about 80 pounds and I'm really tired of that. So, I'm very hopeful," he said.

While the procedure isn't very common here in the United States, it's often used to treat conditions like Weber's in Europe.

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