Susan V

An automobile accident two years ago left me with RSD (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) in my left arm. The pain medications put me in a fog and did not diminish the horrible burning pain. 

After 5 months of pain, I was referred to Dr Richard Hood. Dr Hood is a compassionate physician that listens to his patients. I trust him completely with my medical care. Dr Hood started treatment of nerve blocks right away. 

In April 2009, I had the permanent Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) implanted. The St Jude Medical Neurostimulation System SCS has been successful in alleviating my pain. 

Although the Ft Myers office is closer to me, I prefer the Estero office. The staff is wonderful and the patient flow is better.

Thank you very much Dr Richard Hood, Laura Holland, PA, St Jude Medical Representative Dawn Durham and all the staff at Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine for improving my quality of life!
Susan Varcalli

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