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 Arteya’s life-changing results with pain management at Alliance Spine and Pain Centers.
I was suffering from back pain, and also pain in my abdomen from nerve damage from the feeding tube I’ve used since 2016. Previous doctors helped with my back pain, but would not touch my stomach. They said the pain was all in my head, and that a feeding tube could not have caused that much damage. It was the worst pain ever. I would lay in bed all day in a ball.
A doctor finally referred me to Alliance, where Dr. Ikenna Okpareke recognized my issue and gave me an intercostal RFA (Radiofrequency Ablation) to stop the stomach pain. It changed my life. It was the first time in six years I didn’t have life-altering pain. And I was able to avoid opioid medications.
Dr. Okpareke and his staff always listen. They ask about my other health issues, and I respect their advice. I trust them. They are amazing.
I’m making up for what I missed – like doing with things with my kids and grandkids. I can now pick up my grandkids! I’m also doing crafting and having more family time. I can think clearly now because I’m not afraid of the pain.