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Patient Success: Pain Management and Monitoring Plan Relieves Paul’s Post-Operative Pain

Paul Shearin

Paul Shearin is no stranger to pain. During his 30-year career in critical care, trauma and pulmonary medicine he often had to lift and move patients and medical equipment. This led to herniated discs and other back injuries. But thanks to the care he received from the physicians at National Spine & Pain Centers, he was able to get back on his feet and back to work as clinical director and administrative director of Pulmonary and Neurology Medicine at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.

But then Paul got hit with a completely different kind of pain. Extensive abdominal surgery left him in intensive care for almost a full month and with a scar that stretches from one side of his rib cage to the other. Because the surgery required cutting through all his abdominal muscles, Paul struggled with severe lingering pain—pain that his surgeons acknowledged would be best addressed by working with a pain specialist.

Dr. Michael J. Daly in NSPC’s Glen Burnie, MD office worked with Paul to develop a pain management and monitoring plan that got him through the worst of his post-operative pain. Under Dr. Daly’s supervision, Paul is slowly tapering off his pain medications as he continues to heal and regain his strength.

“I can’t say it enough: I am so grateful to Dr. Daly. He was very kind and patient. I’ve worked with a lot of doctors and he ranks among the best.”

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Every patient is unique. Dr. Daly worked with Paul to understand the specifics of his pain so he could develop a treatment plan that reflected his needs and aspirations for overcoming his pain. Click below to read Paul’s full story. If you’re interested in learning about advanced treatments offered by our physicians, click here to request your appointment to see one of our pain management experts!

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