Patient Story: Jeanette Pelikan




Jeanette has suffered from shoulder pain for more than 10 years. Two years ago, she began to experience excruciating headaches and had difficulty walking more than a half mile. Steroid injections were becoming increasingly ineffective, and her need for Vicodin increased.  After seeking help at Rush University Medical Center last year, she receives routine anesthetic injections in her shoulder and back and has stopped taking Vicodin.

“I feel great coming here [Rush University Medical Center],” she said. “I love the people here, especially the anesthesiologists, because they’re the ones who’ve finally taken my pain away. I have a high respect for them.”

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