Steve Guthrie’s Story — Pain Relief Surgically and Non-Operatively

Steve Guthrie’s chronic neck pain began back in 2000 when a large gust of wind suddenly got hold of the camper trailer he was hauling over Vail Pass. Though he tried to regain control, Guthrie’s camper and truck swerved sideways, crossing over the highway and then rolling down an embankment. Guthrie sustained a broken rib…

Debra’s Story: Torn Rotator Cuff

Debra’s Story: Torn Rotator Cuff

Following a car accident, Debra Gabaldon’s shoulder pain was so bad that she could no longer tend her tomatoes or play with her 10 grandchildren. However, within three months after Dr. Schnell performed shoulder arthroscopy, an outpatient procedure, Debra was able to do everything she could do prior to her injury, from cleaning her home…

Sandra’s Story: A Torn Rotator Cuff

Sandra’s Story: A Torn Rotator Cuff

Sandra Dorrance-Torres tore her rotator cuff last October when she missed a step and grabbed hold of a railing. After that, she couldn’t dress herself or brush her hair. Worst of all, she could no longer play with her grandchildren. After rotator cuff surgery by Dr. Lucas Schnell, she made a 100 percent commitment to follow her surgeon’s orders and had an exceptional outcome. “It takes commitment from the surgeon and the patient to produce great results,” says Dr. Luke Schnell, a fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon.