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Working to make the pain go away

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Dr. Christian Samuelson and his staff at Alavie Interventional Pain Management want to ease patients’ suffering. Courtesy photo

LIVE OAK — Reducing chronic suffering so clients can enjoy more comfortable lives is the goal of Dr. Christian Samuelson and the staff at Alavie Interventional Pain Management.

“I think the part of the problem with pain is it’s something people just think they have to learn to live with, there’s nothing that can be done,” said Samuelson, a decade-long medical practitioner. “I’m more than willing to take a look at anybody who thinks that they’re stuck in the painful condition they’re in.”

The clinic at 12702 Toepperwein Road, Suite 104, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in March.

“We saw just a huge need for patients in this area,” said Samuelson, who holds board certifications in both anesthesiology and pain management.

The practice is named for a betta fish he and his wife, Taylor, once owned, and is derived from the French “a la vie” meaning “to life.”

Christian Samuelson grew up steeped in medicine, with a father who was a neurologist and a radiologist mother.

“We’re so young in terms of a practice, which means that we have the ability to shift and mold ourselves to the needs of the community. We’re constantly learning and growing every day,” he said.

The clinic works with patients suffering from back pain, chronic pain syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, sports injuries, occupational injuries, pain related to cancer, migraines and headaches, post-operative pain, disc, facet and nerve root pain and more.

Treatments include injections, therapies, stimulators, nerve blocks and “highly directional” procedures done in a suite.

Samuelson said his staff excels at looking after those in their care.

“All of them are very, very good at what they do,” he added.

Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance are accepted.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

ALAVIE INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT

12702 Toepperwein Road, Suite 104 in Live Oak. For more, call 210-664-4446 or visit alaviepain.com

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