Condition: Chronic Pain
What was your initial medical issue?
I’ve been a chronic pain patient for over 20 years.
What did this issue prevent you doing?
I could barely function. I had no quality of life until I meet Dr. Thorson and his outstanding staff.
What made you decide to seek treatment?
I needed to get my life back.
Why did you choose Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN?
I started my pain clinic experience with Mayo, who more or less told me to live with my pain. I then moved on to my local doctor who told me I was beyond his range of expertise and referred me to a St. Paul hospital. The staff there did not treat me well and the facility was old dirty and dysfunctional.
I then moved on to a major Minneapolis hospital and found the exact same problems with the addition of inept doctors who administered steroid injections. I had a personality clash with the nurse practitioner in charge of my meds and felt very uncomfortable going there. I tried a St. Paul Midway clinic who thought my medications were too much and would not see me after a 3 hour wait.
After all that, I visited Dr. Thorson’s office and I knew when I went for my 1st visit I had finally found the right clinic.
What was your initial impression of Dr. Thorson?
I instantly noted that he had done his homework pertaining to my case. He knew my needs and once he found out my goals, we went forward. He is bright, innovative, on top of new treatments, and won’t perform unnecessary procedures just for profit.
What treatment/procedure did you have done?
Some new and cutting edge treatments and some tried and true procedures.
What can you do now that you couldn’t do before treatment?
I feel confident they will be there for me and treat me with respect.
What advice would you give other patients in a similar situation to you?
Give Dr. Torson and his great team a chance to give you your life back. I have multiple pain issues and 90% of my body hurts 99% of the time. Dr. Thorson and staff help cut those numbers.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person