Brandi Czechowskyj, diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2008, suffered from overwhelming chronic pain and fatigue. “I wasn’t living,” Czechowskyj says. “I was just getting by. I was doing what I could to get through every minute of every day.” Even though her pain is not completely gone, Brandi is now able to enjoy her life. [...]
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For many folks, headaches are often more annoying than painful. But for Kathy Dahms, the pain of her constant headaches was enough to interfere with her daily routine and enjoyment of life. “I don’t remember what it felt like to not have a headache,” Kathy says after being treated at The Pain Center at Mary Free [...]
It has been a rough journey for Hernan and Susan Murillo since moving to Grand Rapids in fall 2010. But their bright smiles and positive attitude would make you think otherwise. Shorty after their arrival to Michigan, Susan suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA), also known as a mini-stroke. She was paralyzed for two weeks [...]
Headaches and migraines run in Erin’s family, so it was no surprise when her daughter began to complain of headaches. When Rachel started missing school and had used up Erin’s bag of tricks for relief, it was time to get Rachel some expert help. Rachel was referred to The Pain Center at Mary Free Bed [...]
Research shows nearly everyone at some point in their lives will experience back pain that interferes with work, daily activities, or recreation. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason people visit their doctor, and Americans spend $50 billion each year on this ailment. Carol Doubblestein experienced chronic back pain for more than [...]