By Allison Turner, DNP, FNP-C We understand your frustration. Enduring complicated medical procedures, taking multiple medications, only to experience minimal pain relief. You may think living in pain is just life. For Crystal, a 52-year-old with chronic low back pain and knee pain in the setting of rheumatoid arthritis, that’s the conclusion she was approaching. Even with a 12-year-old spinal cord stimulator for her back pain, multiple medications, and recent knee replacement surgery, Crystal only had moderate pain improvement. Adding to her frustration was pressure from medical professionals to continue trying invasive surgical procedures. She was also faced with the revelation that she might require
By Dr. Clayton Adams An estimated 50 million people live with chronic pain, and if you're one, then you may need a pain management clinic to help you get back to an active, healthy life. If you’re looking for a clinic, then you’ve made it clear that you deserve relief. We know that choice and journey is not always easy, especially if you’ve been a victim of pain stigmas. And if you’ve already gone to a pain management clinic and didn’t feel heard or felt that the doctors didn’t believe you, then we get why you may feel nervous going to a new clinic
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