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 how Rick was able to get back to doing what he loves after treatment from Alliance Spine and Pain Centers.
I had back and nerve pain due to spinal stenosis, which were aggravated significantly after a car wreck in 2020.
At Alliance, epidurals were working well for my spinal stenosis until a car hit me broadside. When the epidurals no longer provided relief, Kelly McDowell said I was the perfect candidate for the Vertiflex procedure. I wish I had done it much sooner! THANK YOU VERY MUCH, Dr. Rosenfeld! And to Kelly as well.
My results have been VERY GOOD! The majority of the nerve pain was gone almost right away. Walking and exercising my back and leg muscles has led to further improvement. Only some mild to medium lingering leg pain remains, when trying to go to sleep. I soon was able to wean myself off any opioids.
The pain kept me from snow-skiing, but I just returned from skiing for a whole week in Lake Tahoe where I had no back issues!
And I’ll be 72 in four months!