In 2015, Jarrett Seck was a 20-year-old defensive linebacker for the Regina Thunder. He was attending the University of Regina to become a physiotherapist, as he was passionate about athletics both on and off the field.
Jarrett was injured during a game in September of 2015, causing pain in his left leg. He went from walking with crutches to having no function in his left leg within six months. His leg hurt to the touch, it would swell, turn all shades of red and purple, and even tremble.
On a scale of 1 to 10 Jarrett would rate his pain at a 9 or a 10 on the best of days. He was prescribed a concoction of medications, but nothing worked. He was in and out of the hospital with uncontrollable pain surges that wreaked havoc on his body. Because Jarrett is a determined athlete, he also spent long periods in Wascana Rehabilitation Centre where he attempted daily physio that would leave him in even worse pain.
In December of 2016 he was finally diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome from the left knee down. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that most often affects one or more limbs after an injury, beginning in one limb and eventually spreading to other areas of the body. It’s the most painful condition ever recorded. It is believed to be caused by damage or malfunction of the peripheral and central nervous systems. The cause is not definitively known and there is no cure.
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