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.
We believe Alliance is truly the “future of pain relief” because of the excellence, expertise, and dedication of our staff. This series is intended to give our patients a glimpse into the lives of these exceptional people.
Learn more about Alliance physician, Dr. Sai P.K. Alla, who was born in India. He moved to the United States at seven years old and grew up in Philadelphia. After training in Georgia, his family decided to make Atlanta their home. Recently, Dr. Alla and his wife welcomed a new baby girl, Aarya.
Keep reading to get to know Dr. Alla, who joined our practice in August 2022.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO WORK IN PAIN MANAGEMENT?
I chose pain management because I value building long-term relationships with patients and being able to improve their long-term functionality via interventional procedures, medications, and other behavioral therapies. It is a field that is being revolutionized by advancements by Neuromodulation and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, so there is much to learn and offer patients.
WHAT ARE THE KEY CHALLENGES OF THIS FIELD OF MEDICINE?
This field of medicine requires finding the balance of providing high-quality care in a healthcare marketplace that demands efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and patient satisfaction.
WHAT’S THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR JOB?
I enjoy being able to find avenues to improve a patient’s functional status by reducing their pain and learning new interventions that revolutionize how we understand and treat pain. Another rewarding part of my job is to help patients on opioids wean off them and control their pain in other avenues with fewer side effects.
WHAT HAS REALLY STOOD OUT ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE WORKING AT ALLIANCE?
The amount of support we receive from the nurses and ancillary support staff. Everyone is such an integral part of this practice. I really appreciate how everyone is so valued and consequently people in the practice do their job with such dedication and compassion.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE HOPING TO WORK IN YOUR FIELD?
Yes! Pain requires a lot of patience, compassion, and empathy. I think our field is unique in the sense that there are a variety of new upcoming procedures, interventions, medications, and behavioral therapies that can make a tangible difference in people’s lives. Embracing these multimodal approaches can set someone up well for long-term success in this field.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE NOT WITH ALLIANCE?
I would probably still be a physician practicing anesthesiology, focusing on acute and regional pain. I really enjoy doing procedures.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PASTTIMES?
I am a huge Philadelphia sports fan, so I enjoy keeping tabs on the Sixers, Eagles, and Phillies. I enjoy playing tennis, running, and hiking outdoors.