Shotzi receiving stem cell treatment for back while nursing knee injury

WWE’s Shotzi is using her time on the sidelines to deal with not just her knee issues, but her back as well.

Shotzi announced on social media this week that she is currently in Mexico to receive stem cell treatment for back issues. The 32-year-old said she has been dealing with back problems for two-and-a-half years, and the treatment could possibly alleviate those problems.

“In Mexico to finally get the stem cells I have been wanting since I hurt my back 2 and 1/2 years ago,” Shotzi said on Instagram. “Realizing that my knee injury is giving me the opportunity to finally heal my back has been a huge silver lining … I am forever grateful. Here is to wrestling pain free when I come back!”

According to a 2022 Medical News Today report, stem cell injections for back pain have emerged as a “popular alternative” to the more typical physical therapy. The site called the treatment “promising,” but mentioned that it is a treatment that is still being studied.

Shotzi has been out of action since suffering a knee injury back in February. In a moment that was described by some as a freak accident, Shotzi was hurt during a match against Lyra Valkyria on NXT TV a few months back. The current injury break is the first time in nearly a decade that Shotzi has gone more than two months without an in-ring appearance, per Cagematch.

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