It's been a long time since timothy connick has been able to climb a ladder or fix his car without feeling chronic pain.
During those years, Timothy met with many doctors and tried two dozen medications to kill the pain, but nothing worked.
"It was just pretty hopeless. Everyday, I was going to wake up tomorrow hurting."
Neurologist Anne Louise Oaklander finally helped him find relief.
"If you have chronic pain, don't take "no" for an answer."
Timothy hasn't needed a single medication since having surgery to implant a peripheral nerve stimulator.
Oaklander reports the technology is effective in about half the patients who try it. For Timothy, it made an immediate difference."Everything that I hadn't been able to do and everything that made me happy was back available to me again and I knew it right away.""Implanted electrical wires that give off very small electrical pulses that affect certain cells nearby.""I was at work and fell about seven feet onto concrete and smashed my heel. It started hurting that moment and it kept hurting for six years after that."
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