Photo of patient Jo sitting by the beach.

Alliance Helps with a Return to an Active Life: Patient Success Story

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 Jo’s journey with pain management with Alliance Spine and Pain Centers.

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO ALLIANCE SPINE AND PAIN CENTERS?

For the past 20 years, I’ve had a bad lower back and the pain has intensified the past six years. My ability to walk was limited, forcing me to use a wheelchair to maneuver around the airport. I couldn’t stand very long without leaning on something, and my daughter thought I would never walk normally again.                                                       

My doctor suggested receiving an epidural at Alliance Spine and Pain Centers. I was skeptical at first, but I decided it was worth visiting.  Dr. Jordan L. Tate diagnosed me with spinal stenosis and discussed my treatment plan options. We decided I should start with receiving two shots. It gave me relief at the beginning, but it soon stopped. 

Because I wanted to avoid back surgery, Alliance was the best place for my pain management treatment. Dr. Tate recommended the Vertiflex procedure. Her simple explanation confirmed it was the right option and it only took an hour to get two implants. 

I immediately experienced the positive effects of the procedure by walking out of the clinic and standing upright for the first time in years.  Within a week, I felt no pain and no longer had spinal stenosis. 

I’m 100% again. It’s amazing!

TELL US ABOUT THE ALLIANCE PHYSICIAN YOU WORKED WITH.

Dr. Tate is phenomenal.  She’s so smart and easy to talk to. I’ve recommended her to friends, and they have seen her. She and Lacey, Dr. Tate’s nurse, are the best folks you’ll ever want to meet. I am forever grateful to Dr. Tate and her team. 

In fact, I called Dr. Tate during COVID-19 quarantine when I didn’t even have an appointment to have the front desk tell her “I love her!”

HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH ALLIANCE SPINE AND PAIN CENTERS?

Everyone in the office is amazingly friendly and attentive. I’ve never felt so comfortable and only have positive things to say.

WHAT LESSON DO YOU WANT THOSE READING YOUR STORY TO LEARN?

Don’t wait if you are in pain. If you’ve been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, do the Vertiflex procedure.  It’s life changing. I thought my life was over, but I am doing great now. 

HOW ARE YOU DOING NOW?

This procedure was life-changing, and I’m back to 100%. I don’t have lower back pain anymore, which allows me to ride in the car for a long time again and spend time with my three daughters. I do all my favorite hobbies again like gardening, riding horses, and motorcycling. My husband of 50 years and I have ridden motorcycles into every continental state in the U.S.

I’m absolutely amazed and feel like I’m young again!

 

If you or a loved one are having issues with pain management, the experts at Alliance Spine and Pain are here to help you get back to what you love. Give us a call at 770-929-9033 or click here to schedule an appointment