Every Case Tells a Story
The primary goal of our practice is to help our patients find relief from chronic and intense nerve pain, but there is much more to it than that.
Finding freedom from nerve pain often means regaining freedom to resume many of the things our patients love, with much fewer or no restrictions holding them back. It can be a literal life-changer.
While our standard Testimonials Section shouldn’t be missed, this page documents some of the stories of our patients that go a little deeper.
Finding the relief you deserve for your nerve-related pain can make a difference in your story, too. Do not hesitate to contact our office to discuss how we might be able to help.
Back in the Swing
Bob Buck, founder and Executive Director of the Eastern Amputee Golf Association (EAGA), has rarely let anything keep him down.
In 1969, Bob was involved in an automobile accident that severely damaged his right leg. After a year-long struggle trying to save it, he made the decision to amputate. From there, he just kept going!
Bob worked 33 years in sales at Bethlehem Steel, retiring in 2002. He founded the EAGA in 1986, offering an organization where amputees could learn golf, enjoy golf, and talk with others who have gone through similar situations. The EAGA has hosted golf outings for amputees and awarded college scholarships to amputee students.
However, in his 70s, nerve pain in Bob’s residual limb started to become severe, causing cramping and being a serious inhibition to his activities. Dr. Williams divided the sciatic nerve high in the thigh and “capped” the nerve endings – similar to capping a live electrical wire, helping to eliminate that pain and allow improved mobility. Where Bob could once only walk 10 minutes before having to ease his pain, he has now been able to log miles on the treadmill and stationary bike with much fewer problems!
Through our services with Bob, we have come to know the EAGA and are proud to serve as a sponsor.
Back in the Saddle
Treatment for nerve pain will not always immediately or fully eliminate the problem. Even then, however, pain can be reduced significantly enough to reclaim some goals with the proper consideration.
That is why we are inspired by this blog post from a recent patient we have been seeing for nerve pain following breast cancer surgery.
She has seen significant reduction of pain following our procedures. It has helped free her from being bed-ridden, but chronic pain is still a problem. Even so, she is pursuing her goals—one of which is riding her horse again.
Our patient tells her story much better than we could. We encourage you to read her blog post and see the photos of her accomplishing her goal.