Cover Story: First in Florida

New device offers long-term pain relief, alternative to opioids

By Doug Bennett
felix Lou Brems
“On a good day, I would try to get up and do something. I would have to go back in the house. I couldn’t do anything because of the pain.”
— Felix Favicchio

'Too many' surgeries


'Putting water on fire'

“I’m sleeping better. I have a lot more energy. I feel like a brand-new person.”
— Felix Favicchio

An opioid alternative


Returning to a normal life

Felix and Antony Lou Brems