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Keith S.’s Story

  • Author: Keith Smith
  • Date Submitted: Dec 9, 2022
  • Category: General

"I was pulled off all the medicines that the previous doctor had me on."

Life took a toll on Keith’s back. For years, he suffered from spinal degeneration, a painful condition that made it difficult to sleep, work and enjoy his family.

He had been visiting another pain management group for three years and taking as many as 15 medications, yet he had not seen any improvement in his condition and continued to live with chronic pain.

“The medications were making me sick,” Keith recalled. “I finally reached a point where I asked my internist to please recommend another pain management group to me.”

With support and encouragement from his wife, Keith made an appointment with Dr. Matthew Barfield at Comprehensive Pain & Rehabilitation, an affiliate of National Spine & Pain Centers. And it wasn’t long before he began to find the relief he had been seeking.

“I was pulled off all the medicines that the previous doctor had me on,” Keith said. “Dr. Barfield put me on three medications, and after about a week, I actually was feeling pretty good. I’m able to get around now, and I get a good night’s sleep.”

Keith says he happily recommends Comprehensive Pain & Rehabilitation to anyone seeking help for pain management.

“Comprehensive Pain & Rehabilitation does a fantastic job,” Keith said. “I feel like they turned my life around. I’m just very happy to say some kind words about them.