Jaxon, 16, was born with a rare neurological disorder called Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy (HSAN) Type 7, which leaves him without the ability to feel pain. Over the years, Jaxon has accidentally injured himself dozens of times, including breaking several bones. His parents, Lance and Julie, admit that, initially, Jaxon’s diagnosis was extremely tough on their marriage.

“We were mentally exhausted. We were physically exhausted. There was lots of fighting,” says Julie.

Lance says, “We had to devote so much time to Jaxon, and we weren’t able to devote as much time just one-on-one with each other.”

Watch the video above to hear the couple describe some of the obstacles they faced and how they say their marriage is doing today.

And later, Jaxon joins his parents on the Dr. Phil stage. Watch Thursday’s episode, “The Child Who Feels No Pain,” to hear about his experience living with HSAN.

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WATCH: Couple Says Son Has Rare Neurological Disorder That Prevents Him From Feeling Pain

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A Day In The Life Of A Teenager Who Can’t Feel Pain

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