Last year, I woke up with the most severe pain I have ever experienced. My lower back, leg, & foot felt like they were being crushed, electrified, and burned, in addition to my lower leg/foot were paralyzed. Test results revealed the discs in my lower back had completely disintegrated, which resulted in the bones in my spine to grind against each other as well as crushing the nerve(s) responsible for moving my leg/foot, hence, the reason for the pain and paralysis. Due to the severity, surgery was ordered, but due to COVID, all surgeries were suspended until further notice. Therefore, until I could have the surgery I was told I needed to find a Pain Management Specialist ASAP in hopes they could give me some sort of relief until I could have the surgery, including one who would treat me post-op due to the inevitable long and painful recovery time due to the severity of my condition. After asking “who is the best Pain Management Specialist in SFLO, Dr. Gazelle Aram’s name was strongly recommended as the best “Interventional Pain Management Specialist” in the area. As soon as I called her office, Dr. Aram/her assistant said come right over as soon as I could get to her office so she could conduct a complete evaluation of my condition and subsequently create a customized treatment plan for me in her quest to provide me with the best care and pain relief possible. As soon as my wife and I drove up to her office building for my first appointment, Dr. Gazelle Aram, was literally standing outside waiting for me to arrive (that alone speaks volumes about who she is). As soon as we entered her office, my wife and I could immediately feel her genuine concern, empathy, and compassion for me & my condition. Once she finished her analysis, she proceeded to explain (in a non-rushed manner) a comprehensive overview of my condition, in addition to describing the unique characteristics and nuances of my condition, while periodically stopping to ask if I or my wife had any questions or concerns I would like to discuss (not like so many other Physicians I’ve seen who were always too busy to walk me through the specifics and/or giving me more than 5 seconds to ask a question). During my first appointment (and every appointment ever since) Dr. Aram promised she would do (or use) everything in her power to give me with the absolute best care possible by using or deploying every tool, technique, procedure, medicine, etc. in her quest to take care of me, and above all, give me the critical relief from the debilitating pain. To summarize, I am speechless concerning my gratitude and admiration for Dr. Gazelle Aram and her team. Through several epidural procedures, medications, and personalized instructions on how to take care of myself, Dr. Aram was able to do what several physicians felt would be almost impossible, and that was the ability to significantly reduce and/or eliminate my severe pain (both pre-and-post-op). Furthermore, I am excited to say my eventual 6-hour+ surgery went great, but in addition to my surgeon, Dr. Aram continues to be the critical component in my post-op rehabilitation and f/up care team to ensure I am healing properly, improving, sleeping, etc., but compositionally managing any residual discomfort/pain I still have as I continue to slowly heal and rehabilitate towards (fingers crossed) a full recovery. In summary, not only is Dr. Aram simply incredible, but she is a caring, compassionate, and highly educated and qualified Doctor, moreover, her practice is located in a convenient location, in a spotless brand-new building, complete with a friendly and professional staff, not to mention she even did a consultation via a Teladoc/internet. Not only has she taken great care of me and my health, but she is simply lovely to speak with during each appointment. It is incredibly rare to find any doctor that combines such a personal touch and genuine compassionate care for her patients--I could not give anyone a more sincere and strong endorsement and recommendation than Dr. Gazelle Aram.