Paul is back to living a pain-free life after undergoing surgery at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center for spinal nerve pain.
Paul Pursell started feeling nerve pain in his left arm and tension in his neck 5-6 years ago. He went to chiropractors and physical therapists who provided temporary relief but the pain always returned. It continued to progress in his left arm to the point where he felt like he was touching an electric fence and the pain in his neck worsened so he was unable to look up.
It was affecting his quality of life not allowing him to work, enjoy sports or play with his kids without intense agony. He met with a few different spine surgeons but was impressed with Dr. Woosik Chung with the Denver International Spine Center at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL). Dr. Chung explained the problem, solutions to remedy it and answered Paul’s questions completely. He decided to proceed with the surgery, despite tremendous hesitation, and is thankful to Dr. Chung and the team at P/SL for gaining back his quality of life.