Love Dr. Gale!!!
I had suffered with chronic back pain for a few years - saw physical therapists, 2 Orthopedists, a Neurologist..no one could provide much help.
I came to Dr. Gale scared of what a "pain clinic" would be like - but the staff and Dr.Gale quickly put those fears to rest. He immediately began a treatment program that would properly diagnose my pain. He refused to do any more steroid injections (that is all my orthopedist did with no help) and instead did a diagnostic nerve block. After that, I was given radiofrequency nerve ablation on the nerves in my facet joints. The pain of the procedures were very minimal during (I chose to have conscious sedation for the ablation only, not the diagnostic injections) and the pain afterward was treated with medication properly.
It's only been about 4 weeks since my last ablation treatment (I had 2 sides done 4 weeks apart) and I am feeling so much better!
I still have some pain, but I can treat it myself with OTC medicine, some Rx medication as necessary, and ice/stretching. I finally feel like myself again and not like I'm 90 years old. I had begun to get very depressed about the chronic pain and I'm so happy I saw Dr. Gale.
He really listens to you, explains what he is doing, and WANTS you to feel better. I feel like he's a diamond in the rough. He treated my pain and I can't thank him enough!
I hope I don't have to see him in the future, except for check ups, but I know if I have to I will be in good hands