According to the Arthritis Foundation, up to 80% of American adults will experience back pain at some time and 50% of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.
The good news is you now have a choice of state-of-the-art, non-surgical treatment options that can help RELIEVE PAIN & RESTORE LIVES.
Here are the four things everyone should know…
#1: You don’t have to live with this pain.
As anyone who’s suffered with severe back or neck pain can tell you, chronic pain can be absolutely crippling. You can’t walk. You can’t drive. You can’t work. You can’t even find a comfortable position to relieve or reduce the pain.
The first step in your path to pain relief is to pinpoint the exact source and cause of your pain. Your doctor can then discuss a multidisciplinary treatment plan as a long-term solution to provide the most effective relief to your pain.
Dr. Puppala, a double board-certified physician featured in Atlanta Magazine’s “Top Doctors”, is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Georgia and the Founder & Medical Director of Comprehensive Spine & Pain, the fastest growing interventional pain practice in West Georgia.
He wants you to be able to take your life back, just as he’s been able to do for countless patients in the West Georgia area. Dr. Puppala adds, “I strive to truly listen to my patients and educate them about their own pain. My goal is to enable my patients to regain a life free of suffering.”
One of Dr. Puppala’s patients shared, “I have been treated excellent by all. Dr. Puppala has been great and everything he and his staff have done has been amazing. I have not felt this great in many years. Awesome crew.”
#2: You don’t always need surgery for back and neck pain.
Very often, the answer is as simple as a non-surgical pain treatment.
These options include trigger point injections, facet joint blocks, or epidural injections, as well as minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation and spinal cord stimulation.
These treatments are performed on a convenient outpatient basis under x-ray guidance to precisely and accurate target the patient’s exact source of pain. These procedures are quick, minimally invasive, and generally offer instant relief.
It’s also important to note that if other pain specialists have seen you and you have not received relief from them –– even with epidurals –– Dr. Puppala offers spinal cord stimulation. This is both his most popular procedure and one that sets him apart from his competition.
Another patient wrote: “I would definitely recommend Dr. Puppala for ANYONE needing an injection. It was extremely painful for me to walk, sit, and stand, and Dr. Puppala worked his magic on me. I feel 100% better than before. Thank you Dr. Puppala!”
#3: You don’t need addictive painkillers to get relief.
Statistics prove that over 60% of patients with chronic pain take opioids to relieve their pain, which is a very common scenario for those who suffer from back pain. However, nearly 20% of those patients go on to become long-term narcotics users.
The goal of Comprehensive Spine & Pain is to eliminate the source of your neck pain or back pain so that you can minimize the need to take addictive painkillers. Don’t just mask your pain with addictive opioids that can fog your mind – eliminate the pain at the source. That’s why our tagline is: RELIEVE PAIN & RESTORE LIVES.
The Institute of Medicine cited a study in 2011 that stated: “Approximately 100 million American adults experience pain from common chronic conditions, and additional millions experience short-term acute pain… Many people could have better outcomes if they received incrementally better care as part of the treatment of the chronic diseases that are causing their pain.”
In fact, painkillers may actually increase your pain long-term by raising your sensitivity to pain. Stopping their use may solve this problem, but does not eliminate your pain.
Seeing a pain relief specialist like Dr. Puppala at Comprehensive Spine & Pain can help relieve the source of your pain without having to use addictive pills or other forms of narcotics. A few examples are:
- Spinal Cord Stimulation – Delivers a microscopic electrical current to the spinal cord to stop the transmission of painful electrical impulses to the brain.
- Intrathecal Pump – Delivers small amounts of targeted medication directly to the spinal fluid to prevent pain signals from being perceived by the brain.
- Endoscopic Discectomy – This is the least invasive surgical technique for treating spinal disc herniation. No bones or muscles are removed during the removal of herniated discs.
A patient shared this testimonial: “I entered OR1 and was asked to lie flat on my stomach. Each and every single step, from beginning to end was explained to me. Dr. Puppala then began my procedure. I did not have sedation and felt very little at all. During the procedure, the most that I felt was a small ‘jolt’ in my arm. But absolutely no pain throughout the procedure. I was amazed, as I expected the ‘worst’. I thank the staff member for their time and attention. Very professional and attentive! Awesome! Pain 7/10 to a 0/10!”
#4: There is now a new option for pain relief in West Georgia.
If you’re suffering from back pain or neck pain and you live west of Atlanta, you should know that there is a world-class pain relief specialist in your area.
V.K. Puppala, MD, who is the Founder & Medical Director of Comprehensive Spine & Pain, provides concierge-level care to his patients, with convenient weekend and evening appointments available to help relieve your pain and restore your life.
With his extensive education and experience, Dr. Puppala will use a multidisciplinary approach to finding and treating the root causes of your pain.
He can help relieve a wide variety of symptoms and conditions, including the following:
• Back Pain
• Neck Pain
• Inflamed nerves
• Muscle spasms
• Herniated discs
• Knee pain
• Rotator cuff / shoulder pain
• Neuropathic Pain
• Foot and ankle injuries
• Spinal stenosis
• Chronic pain
• Arthritis pain / joint disorders
• Abdominal Pain
• Pelvic Pain
Even if you’ve been to another pain specialist in West Georgia before without the results you expected, don’t give up hope. Comprehensive Spine & Pain can still help you.
Dr. Puppala adds, “I take pride in tackling difficult cases that other doctors have given up on – more often than not, I can suggest a different treatment option that has not been considered before in order to drastically improve the quality of your life.”
Finally, another patient said: “I’ve been in pain for 20 years and until Dr. Puppala, I lived with it. After his injections, I am feeling better with every one. I have already sent a friend to him. I look forward to being pain free as I continue to see him.”
Want to Know More About Back or Neck Pain in West Georgia?
If you want to relieve your pain and restore your life, call Comprehensive Spine & Pain at 770-MAP-PAIN (770-627-7246) to make an appointment with a leading double board-certified pain expert who will use the latest cutting-edge treatment methods to help reduce or eliminate your chronic pain.
Dr. Puppala adds, “Call us today. We will help you manage your pain and improve your quality of life.”