A recent pain patient from Rockland, MA finally received the pain relief he had been looking for. After trying various other treatments and going from doctor to doctor, Duane found the solution to his pain. Duane had a spinal cord stimulator placed in his back, which now gives him control over his pain and keeps his medication dosage at a much lower level.
“Many times, patients use less narcotics or even come off narcotics entirely after placement of the Spinal Cord Stimulator” states Dr. Chan, co-owner of The Franklin Pain Center.
“I have been in pain since an auto accident in 2004. The doctor’s solution who I was seeing prior to coming to the pain center, was medication and physical therapy. I felt that physical therapy and medications would not work due to me having harrington steel rods in my lower back since 1983. I was trying to manage my pain with one Tylenol-3 per day, so my primary doctor recommended the pain clinic. My biggest fear was that it would not help and I would require nerve blocks and radio frequency ablation procedures for the rest of my life. Dr. Chan placed a spinal cord stimulator and now instead of pain running my life, I control the pain. I would recommend this treatment to others in a heartbeat.” -Duane