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Alliance Gives Patient Needed Relief to Help Care for Her Family

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers provides life-changing pain relief. Our best-in-class physicians help our patients live fuller, more functional, and more 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 Kimberly’s journey with pain management at Alliance Spine and Pain Centers with Dr. Pallavi Gupta.

What brought you to Alliance Spine and Pain Centers?

Dr. Gupta has really changed my life! Before seeing Dr. Gupta, I had been dealing with constant pain for over 10 years after a 4-wheeler wreck that resulted in multiple broken bones, some within my spinal column. I had been through years of medications, procedures, and even surgery without successful outcomes and with continued pain.

This accident changed both professional and personal aspects of my life. I work as an orthodontic assistant, which can be demanding on the body. I have a child with special needs who requires more personal attention on a daily basis, and I assist in caring for my mother. Also, my husband travels with his job, which results in me having to manage the home and my children’s needs without hesitation. With all of these responsibilities, being down for an extended period is not an option for me.

I felt extremely discouraged before I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Gupta. I felt nothing was helping me, and I desired to be on the lowest amount of medication needed for pain control. Managing my pain seemed impossible after years of being in pain. I am so glad I decided to see Dr. Gupta as she gave me hope. I could tell she really wanted to help me, and she exceeded my expectations!

Tell us about the Alliance physician you worked with.

Dr. Gupta at Alliance is the first doctor that truly helped me with my pain! She changed my quality of life for the better after years of suffering. She is very caring and listens to what I have to say. She was able to offer me a spinal cord stimulator, which reduced my pain greatly. I am so thankful that Dr. Gupta gave me my life back!  

What lesson do you want those reading your story to learn?

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Finding the right pain management care seemed impossible. However, I could not live in fear of how the pain controlled my life. I had to find someone to help me, and I am so happy I found Dr. Gupta at Alliance! Dr. Gupta has given my children back their mother, my husband back his wife, and my mother back her daughter.

How are you doing now?

I am back at work and able to keep up with my duties at home as well. I recently was able to take a trip to Disney with my 21-year-old son! I drove the entire way, which would have never been possible prior to my spinal cord stimulator. We went to several different parks during our stay. I was sincerely able to enjoy this trip more than I ever dreamed I could!

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 schedule an appointment online.