Homer M. enlisted in the United States Air Force October 29, 1957 and served four yrs and two months including paratrooper training. During his time in the Air Force he suffered shrapnel damage in Vietnam and spent two weeks in the hospital recovering.
After finishing his stint in the Air Force, Homer enlisted with the Army in December of 1961, where he served in the 82nd Airborne. It was during this time he was captured in Vietnam and held as a Prisoner of War for three years. While captured, he suffered starvation and torture, resulting in a crushed left shoulder. The injury to his arm was so severe it was close to amputation.
In 1964, Homer was rescued by a soldier who almost passed over him thinking he was deceased. He heard Homer gasp for breath and rushed him to the hospital where he spent months recovering. He was honorably discharged from the Army in December of 1967.
After returning to America, he fell out of the back of a pickup truck suffering traumatic brain injury and spinal damage. He was unable to walk and was confined to a wheelchair. Through home health, he experienced limited progress which allowed him to being able to use a rolling walker for very limited distances in his apartment. He still required his power chair for all other mobility.
Before coming to IMAC Regeneration Centers, Homer had spent over 20 years suffering from incredible pain. He was unable to walk and required many pain medications, including morphine, as much as 5-6 times a day to help reduce pain. “I was never pain free. Honestly, about the time I started coming to IMAC, I was asking the Lord to take me home. I don’t think I’d be alive today if it weren’t for all IMAC has done for me.” – Homer M.
After treatment at IMAC including PRP, Decompression, Physical Therapy and Chiropractic, Homer no longer requires any pain medicine, either prescription or over the counter. He is able to walk for long distances without any assistive devices. After just two months of treatment at IMAC, Homer transitioned from a wheelchair, to a rolling walker, to being able to walk without any assistance. He has been taken off of six prescription medicines, lost 30 pounds and is much more active.