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Pain Management Patient Stories

The physicians at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s Pain Management Center are known for their personal, compassionate care as well as their expertise in diagnosing and treating painful conditions. We build long-term relationships with our patients, many of whom come to us seeking relief and hope not found elsewhere.

Lifesaving Care: A Family’s Story

Our son was treated by Dr. Candido for crippling pain caused by HSV1 (herpes simplex virus 1) with neuralgia involving his entire forehead. Everything about his condition was extremely rare and difficult to diagnose. After unsuccessful admissions to several other area hospitals, the pain associated with the HSV1 had gradually consumed his life and even caused him to have suicidal thoughts. Watching him suffer in continuous pain day in and day out without hope was devastating to our entire family.

After 18 months of seeking treatment elsewhere, we realized from our first visit to Dr. Candido that he “got it” – he understood the desperation, the frustration and the seriousness of the condition. And he had the courage to do what none of the other pain specialists were willing to do. After carefully diagnosing the problem and discussing the options and risks with us, he recommended a procedure no one else would attempt. The bilateral trigeminal nerve block changed our son’s life – allowing him to complete his senior year in high school and graduate on time. He is now living pain-free, thanks to Dr. Candido’s professional and compassionate care.

We will be forever grateful to Dr. Candido and his staff for saving our son’s life and saving our family.

-Parent of teen patient

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