Patient Testimonials

Ms. Cheryl Bryant’s Victory over RSD (CRPS)

"After several years of working with computers, I developed severe carpal tunnel syndrome that was treated with surgical intervention. Immediately after the surgery, I knew something was wrong because the carpal tunnel syndrome had now transformed into a severe aching and burning as if my hand and forearm were on fire from the inside out. The pain was 100 times worse! My family, my surgeon and I were confused, worried and frustrated and even began to question my own mental well being. I was placed on high doses of anti-depressants and narcotics but nothing seemed to help. My life was spiraling out of control. I could no longer effectively take care of my 6 month old daughter nor enjoy spending time with my 5 year old son or my husband. My mother had to move into our house to help with the babies. For a moment I thought chronic pain had destroyed my life. This is when I found Dr. Melvin who diagnosed me with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and suggested Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) as a form of treatment. At first I was a little scared and nervous but trusted in Dr. Melvin because he was the only doctor who seemed to genuinely care about finding a solution to my pain. I am so glad I trusted in him. Through the use of SCS Dr. Melvin has turned my life around. I am so happy that my mother witnessed my victory over chronic pain and that now I can enjoy my son playing high school football and my daughter's basketball games. Once again, I can be an active part of my family and enjoy with them. I will always be grateful for this.” Cheryl Bryant, (9/8/2011)

Ms. Mary Morgan’s Fight Against Chronic Pain

"In 1997 I was involved in a six-car pile up that hyper extended my neck and resulted in severe chronic pain in my head and neck regions. This pain was excruciating and felt like there was a tight band wrapped around my head. I often felt like my head was going to explode. Dr. Melvin was instrumental in helping through this period of my life. I visited various orthopedic and neurological surgeons and was faced with the fact that they were not able to help my condition. It was then that Dr. Melvin proposed we try nerve stimulation. I now have almost complete resolution of my chronic pain and do not take any more pain medications. As long as my stimulation remains on I can control the pain. The stimulator helps a lot, I could not stand the pain without it." Mary Morgan (9/3/2010)

"Prior to my appointment with Dr. Melvin, I was in great pain in both knees and my back. My family doctor highly recommended Dr. Melvin. Since being treated, I have been much more active and am able to travel again. I have referred many of my friends and feel strongly that he is his best in his profession." S.M. (10/30/2010)

"After a 30 year career of fire fighting, my back finally got to the point where I couldn't hardly function due to the pain. After seeking help from my Pain Management doctor, Dr. Eugene Melvin. He performed a procedure called Radiofrequency Neurotomy (Rhizotomy) which actually puts the nerves to sleep that would normally send a signal to my brain that I was in severe pain. I had this done 2 years ago and it really helped me. It lasted 24 months before my pain started coming back and I just had it done again this week. This is the way to go !!!"  R.T. (12/6/2011)