During May of 2015, I was involved in an automobile accident which resulted in badly hurting my neck. After going to physical therapy for several months in hopes of healing my neck, my rotator cuff ended up tearing due to my neck injury. This caused me to be more disabled than I ever imagined. You never know what muscles and limbs you take for granted until you have absolutely no use of them and are in extreme pain.
I couldn’t sleep, drive, walk my dog, put on a coat, get dressed, spend time in my garden, or even pick up the coffee pot to pour myself a cup. My quality of life was zero to none as my shoulder and neck pain was so intense. I knew I DID NOT want any sort of surgery, so I started exploring all avenues.
I found Dr. Jason Krutsch at Colorado Pain Care in 2016 and started doing trigger point injections in my neck region to combat my pain in my neck and in my shoulder cuff. The trigger point injections helped to alleviate my pain. We started discussing the benefits of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine during one of my visits, and I decided to give it a try. I researched the procedure and knew the pros and cons associated with it.
I had the procedure in December 2017, and a mere 24 hours after my stem cell therapy injections, I was still a little sore from the injection site, but 95% of my injury pain was gone! It was truly miraculous! All the horrendous pain was gone that I had been battling before. I kept going to physical therapy to make sure I could regain mobility, and sure enough — I did. I can now lift my arms, drive comfortably, sleep soundly, dry my hair after showering and style my hair, ride a bike, throw a ball, and now lift up the coffee pot without any pain or discomfort! I am back to Pilates and can enjoy my book club time without the stress of my painful shoulder and neck. A HUGE thank you to Dr. Krutsch for giving me back my quality of life, and letting me get back on track!!!