Scott Brubach: Adult Honoree

When pain robbed Scott of playing guitar, he knew it was time to see a doctor. With the help of his rheumatologist, his arthritis is under control and he’s back on stage, doing what he loves. 

Scott has always had a passion for music. He began playing guitar as a teenager, and has been performing live in various bands on guitar and bass for the last 20 years. A few years ago, he began to suffer from pain 

and swelling in his joints, most notably two of his fingers on his fretboard hand. The swelling got so bad that he could no longer bend his fingers enough to play guitar. He was still able to play bass in his band, but in a limited capacity and not up to his standards. He was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis – and it was threatening to compromise his ability to play music at a relatively young age. 


Working with his rheumatologist, Dr. Kevin D. Schlessel at The Columbus Arthritis Center, Scott finally found a successful treatment plan. After several months of failed medications with undesirable side effects, he decided to try Humira. It worked. The pain and swelling were greatly reduced, and Scott was back to playing guitar and bass. 


Scott and his band, Folquinox, are proud to team up with the Arthritis Foundation and perform at the 2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis.