Following his devastating accident, Ray spent years of his life battling agonizing and unrelenting pain. He underwent multiple back surgeries and tried several different clinics and physicians, with no lasting relief for the pain.
“At one point, I even lost the use of my hands and legs,” Ray recalls. “I couldn’t even get myself a glass of water. I was just stuck there on the couch. Needless to say, it was a very difficult time for my family and me.”
Like many of the patients at Heilman Center’s pain treatment centers, Ray’s life revolved around pain. “What was most frustrating was the endless list of efforts and diagnoses to control my pain. No one was able to help.”
Ray had tried seven different pain clinics. Despite two decades of false starts and disappointment, Ray decided to try the Heilman Center. Here he found a different approach to care — and the effective treatment he hadn’t gotten anywhere else.
No More Endless Waiting
At other pain clinics, Ray had felt as though his case was unimportant. In his prior experience with pain treatment centers, he would often have to wait six weeks until he could see a doctor, and then he would have to wait another six weeks to begin treatment.
At the Heilman Center, Ray got a consultation quickly and was able to start treatment within one week. “I don’t want to say that all the other doctors I saw didn’t care about my individual situation,” he explained. “But they just didn’t care the about getting me pain relief as urgently as this medical team did.”