I’m excited to post this positive experience with Dr. Paez, at The South Lake Pain Institute in Clermont. I have been suffering with severe pain in my lower back for a few years. This past year it’s been nearly impossible to do my 20-mile weekend walks or pick up anything, light or heavy. I had to put my Orlando Health National Training Center membership on “Medical Hold” because it’s been painful to bend or move at all. Surgery will never be an option for me. I don’t want to take that chance with my spine. I went to an Orthopedic Surgeon for MRIs, because chiropractic care was not working at all. It was confirmed to be excruciating arthritis. They recommended The South Lake Pain Institute.
This week Dr. Paez performed a Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation of the joints in my lower back. I had a mild sedation, and felt absolutely nothing, while being awake. Between the IV and vitals, the procedure and vitals after, it was roughly 30-40 minutes. I was told it may take a couple of weeks to notice a difference, however, I think because I was in such horrible pain for so long, I actually noticed a HUGE difference later that day. I can’t wait to see what I’ll be able to do in 3 weeks! I can actually move without “seeing stars”. Another plus, this treatment can last up to one year. If you’re experiencing the same debilitating health issues, and you don’t want to put yourself through surgery and recovery, I highly recommend talking with Dr. Paez!!