I met Dr. Damien Tavares in October of 2014 and he completely changed my life. I had extensive nerve damage in my leg from blood clots and surgery. I couldn’t walk short distances without extreme pain, but five doctors failed to diagnose and treat me. Then, I met Dr. Tavares. He diagnosed me with chronic regional pain syndrome and suggested a spinal cord stimulator. Dr. Tavares gave me options that I never knew were possible. Today, with the help of the spinal cord stimulator and the correct medications, I am living my life to the fullest. Since my implant, I’ve been able to hike with my kids, walk on the beach with my husband, and play with my dog. None of that would be possible without Dr. Tavares.