James Warren - James is retired and enjoyed being a volunteer bus monitor for the school district. After the final day of school last year, James woke up to discover he was hardly able to move. He first saw his primary care doctor, who then recommended a spinal cord surgeon. After a series of tests, James was diagnosed with a condition called spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal that causes nerve pressure and often leads to loss of mobility. A surgical intervention was recommended to help James regain his mobility and quality of life.
“I chose to undergo surgery because, as my doctor said, you either do this or you lose the ability to ever walk again,” James shared. “After I was discharged and on the first day, I was visited by a home care nurse she recommended the physical therapy department at Ennis Regional Medical Center when I told her I was having difficulty scheduling the therapy I needed. I called and was able to get in, and I started receiving PT from an amazing group of people. I was very pleased from the beginning because everyone who worked with me was on the same page – Jessie, Becky and Claire were not only nice, but they also went above and beyond for me and helped me keep an open mind to trying different things to help me recover and make me feel comfortable. I am now able to do so much more than before. When I started, I was confined to my wheelchair, now I’m able to walk with a cane and am on my way to a full recovery. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the PT program at Ennis to anyone.”
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