Alliance Spine and Pain Centers provides life-changing pain relief. Our best-in-class physicians help our patients live fuller, more functional, and fulfilling lives.
If you’re dealing with chronic pain, we want you to know that you’re not alone. Our patient success series is intended to share incredible and inspiring stories of our patients overcoming pain. Keep reading to learn about 59-year-old Kolen Taylor’s journey with pain management with Alliance Spine and Pain Centers.
What Brought You to Alliance Spine and Pain Centers?
I had just moved here from Tennessee, where I was seeing a pain specialist for four years. The back pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia I had for a very long time developed into long term issues from wear and tear on my back. Because of it, sometimes I couldn’t walk.
When I got to Atlanta, I searched for new reputable practices. When I found Alliance, they looked great, so I gave them a call. Once I was there, I got an MRI to determine if I could see Dr. Marvin D. Tark. After that, he accepted me as a patient! I was so happy!
When I first saw Dr. Tark, I got injections in my back and neck. It was so quick and painless. The relief was within 30-45 minutes and lasted several days. Dr. Tark is continuing to work on my conditions to relieve the underlying pain.
Tell Us About the Alliance Physician You Worked With
I liked the other practice in Tennessee, but Dr. Tark makes me feel much better than they did. He makes me feel safe, and I know he won’t do anything not in my best interest. I trust him completely and his Physician Assistant, Charmaine Faucher, too. They know me inside and out. I wouldn’t see anybody else.
When I changed medications and had a reaction, they had me come in the next morning and changed medications right away. That’s just a great example of their level of dedication.
How Was Your Experience with Alliance Spine and Pain Centers?
I love the receptionists – all of them. I like going to the Marietta office because of them! Everyone is friendly, they know me, and it’s a very positive upbeat atmosphere. I can’t sing any of their praises enough.
What Lesson Do You Want Those Reading Your Story to Learn?
Don’t be afraid to try what Alliance Spine and Pain Centers suggests. They won’t lead you on, and they know what they’re doing.
Tell Us a Little About Yourself
I am disabled. I was a nurse for over 20 years, but I stopped working in 2006. I read a lot, and I love to be outside.