New Year, New Patients, New Perspective


A new patient shares about their new year, new perspective, and some questions.

New year, new patients, new perspective, based on a new patient’s thoughts shared:

“As a patient suffering from chronic back pain, I’m starting 2024 with a resolution to take control of my pain management. I’ve scheduled an appointment with Dr. Abdallah, because I read their Google Reviews about their compassionate care. And I can relate to the motto, “We treat our patients like family.” I’m hopeful, yet have several questions. So I made a list of questions that I’d like to ask Dr. Abdallah to better understand and manage my back pain.”

1. Understanding My Pain. “Dr. Abdallah, can you help me understand the underlying causes of my chronic back pain?”
2. Multimodal Treatment Approaches. “Given your expertise in multimodal pain management, what combination of treatments do you suggest for my specific condition?”
3. Medication Management. “Are there any medications that could help manage my pain without significant side effects? How do we balance effectiveness with safety? How could I go forward without prescribing medication?”
4. Lifestyle Adjustments. “What lifestyle changes would you recommend to complement medical treatments for my back pain?”
5. Physical Therapy and Exercise. “How important is physical therapy or exercise in my treatment plan, and what specific activities would you recommend?”
6. Alternative Therapies. “Do you recommend any alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage therapy, or new treatments like regenerative medicine as part of my pain management strategy?”
7. Monitoring and Follow-Up. “How will we monitor my progress and adjust the treatment plan over time?”
8. Patient Support and Resources. “What support and resources does APICO Pain Management™ offer to help me cope?”
9. Emergency Management. “In case of severe pain episodes, what should be my immediate course of action?”
10. Long-Term Outlook. “What is the long-term outlook for someone with my type of back pain, and how can we work together to improve my quality of life?”

This patient’s questions aim to cover various aspects of pain management, from understanding the condition to exploring various treatment options and support systems, all while focusing on a multimodal and patient-centered approach.
I hope sharing this empowers you to reach out, and set an appointment to get started on your journey this year to find wellness, and get back to the activities you enjoy.

May 2024 bring you joy, success, happiness and pain relief!


Rany T. Abdallah, MD PhD MBA

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