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Tara Brizendine

Patient of Advanced Pain Care

“Dr. Malone and his staff understand. They know my story and take care of me. I will always be grateful for the care I have received at Advanced Pain Care,” says Tara Brizendine.

At 22, Tara has already had six surgeries. The first was in 2003 when she was a junior in high school. She had a hiatal hernia and nissen fundoplication. Her general surgeon had to make incisions in the same area multiple times. Nerve pain resulted from build up of scar tissue after numerous surgeries. She was in terrible pain and completely debilitated. Her condition is complicated by seizures and her severe asthma. Tara was forced to leave high school and stay at home. She was desperate for some pain relief from the intense pain. Now she works to maintain a suitable weight. Tara referred to Advanced Pain Care by her general surgeon. When she saw Dr. Malone, she was miserable. He carefully reviewed her case and told her he could provide her relief from her pain. When he gave her injections and oral medication, she finally started feeling better. It is still a battle for her, but she has a good spirit. Recently, she graduated from college overcoming many obstacles. Due to other health conditions, she spends most of her days at home. However, she is no longer in constant pain. She hopes to raise awareness for chronic pain.