After dealing with severe neck, shoulder and back pain for three months, Andrew, a Northern Westchester Hospital patient, knew it was time to seek treatment. "I wasn't able to do the things I wanted to do," he said. "It was alienating me from my friends, my social life and affecting my overall mood."
After consulting with a doctor who diagnosed a pinched nerve in his neck, Andrew began exploring non-surgical treatment options to help relieve the pain. On the recommendation of a friend, he scheduled an appointment with Jeanne Spano, a physical therapist at Northern Westchester Hospital, to discuss his options. "Right off the bat, Jeanne was great," he said. "She talked to me like a human being, not in a clinical or sterile way. She was very understanding of my situation and made me feel like we were in this together."
Like all patients who utilize Northern Westchester Hospital's Rehabilitation Services, Andrew was given access to specialized treatments designed specifically for patients like him. And at NWH, Andrew's physical therapy was always provided one-on-one by a therapist, never by aides or assistants. This ensured the highest quality of care, greater patient education and maximized results.
For Andrew, what he and Jeanne were able to accomplish was life-changing. "The treatment I received was exceptional," said Andrew. "Northern Westchester Hospital helped me regain control of my life."
To view Andrew's full story, watch the video above. Visit Northern Westchester Hospital Rehab Center to learn more about physical therapy services.
To find a doctor, call the Northern Westchester Hospital referral line at 877 4 NWH DOC -- (877) 469-4362 -- or request online.