Testimonial – Michael Armstrong
Michael Armstrong was a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer for 30 years. He joined the CHP in 1968, and has been retired for 22+ years. While he enjoying his retired life, he gradually started noticing shoulder pain. After researching shoulder treatment specialist physicians, he discovered Santa Rosa Orthopaedics and was referred to Dr. Neema Pourtaheri in May 2017.
After several office visits and imaging studies, the diagnosis was advanced arthritis, bone spurs and bruising. The treatment was a complicated and complete right shoulder replacement. Dr. Pourtaheri indicated that it would take a year before a full recovery. Regardless, Michael was ready for the pain to end and he proceeded with the surgery, which went smoothly.
For two months, Armstrong went to physical therapy each day, it just kept getting better each day.
“ The best part of my treatment is the complete resolution of pain For so long, the pain in my shoulder caused uncomfortable nights of sleep; any time I would turn over or move, it would hurt. Now I can sleep. I enjoy doing yard work and washing my cars because it no longer is painful. My life is back to normal. I have to say the Dr. Pourtaheri is simply the best of the best. The ‘sense of caring’ from Santa Rosa Orthopaedcis is distinctive and the staff are great. As a matter of fact, I liked Santa Rosa Orthopedics so much, that I subsequently had a knee replacement by Dr. Stein – another success. I can’t recommend this practice or these doctors enough. Thanks for restoring me to a pain free life.”