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 Rachel’s journey with pain management with Alliance Spine and Pain Centers.
What brought you to Alliance Spine and Pain Centers?
I have been suffering from severe neuromuscular pain syndrome with spasms since the age of 17. Unfortunately, the pain only became more intense as I got older.
What issues did you need to be resolved? How were they addressed?
For over a year and a half, I was in and out of the hospital seeking relief for my pain. Then, I was referred to Dr. Omar Hajmurad at Alliance Spine and Pain Centers. He sat down with me and discussed different treatment options. After having limited success with medication and procedure management, Dr. Hajmurad suggested a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) trial to help with my bilateral low back and leg pain, which was averaging 8.5-9/10 on the pain scale.
This trial helped relieve my pain and improve my quality of life so much that I elected to move forward with the SCS implant. My pain is currently a 4/10 on the pain scale and has not been this low in years.
Tell us about the Alliance physician you worked with.
From the very first day, Dr. Hajmurad was open and honest about my treatment plan. I felt that he always on my side as we figured out a solution.
What lesson do you want those reading your story to learn?
At first, I was really nervous about the SCS trial. However, I am so grateful that I decided to move forward with it. It significantly reduced the amount of pain I felt and improved my quality of life.
How are you doing now?
Not only has the spinal cord stimulator helped relieve my pain by 50%, it has also allowed me to sleep better too, which gives me more energy when I wake up and puts me in a better mood. Overall, l just feel happier!
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.