Patient Reviews



Pain Treated: Lower Back Pain

Premier Pain Institute. years ago when I ruptured a disc in my neck. If it were not for them, I would probably still be in terrible pain.

I ruptured disc in my lower back and again, they were able to help me. I would recommend them to anyone, and I have.

No one  doctor will ever touch or treat me for any other pain. Premier Pain Institute actually care about their patients and don’t want to see them in pain.

Questions for Sherry
1. How has your daily life improved from the treatment you received from Dr. Vengurlekar?
I can move freely now and not have to worry about pain.

2. Would you recommend Premier Pain Institute to a friend or relative? Why?
I already have because Dr. V cares!

3. What do you consider to be the most valuable aspect of your experience with us?
Being able to move and stay on my feet.

4. If you’ve had experience with other Pain Management healthcare providers, what sets us apart from them?
I have never been anywhere else and would never consider going anywhere else.

Jodi L

Jodi L

Pain Treated: Bulging Disc

On June 26, 2010, while visiting my daughter and family in OK, I woke up with excruciating pain in my back, hips and legs. It felt like I had butcher knives sticking into me. In early September, a friend of mine from church recommended that I go to Premier Pain Institute. I had an X-ray and MRI which revealed a bulging disc in my L4, L5 and S1.

I received 3 injections and my back is tremendously better. During those months, I acquired a tear in my hip-joint. Premier Pain Institute is now working to get that pain fixed.

Premier Pain Institute staff are wonderful!! They are friendly and compassionate. I appreciate that Premier Pain Institute takes a very conservative approach to treatment. I have grown to love all of the staff! God has truly blessed me! Thank you Premier Pain Institute and staff!! God bless you!

Questions for Jodi L
1. How has your daily life improved from the treatment you received from Dr. Vengurlekar?
I can walk and do normal activities without excruciating pain.

2. Would you recommend Premier Pain Institute to a friend or relative? Why?
Yes! They have helped me tremendously.

3. What do you consider to be the most valuable aspect of your experience with us?
Kind, Caring, Compassionate people.

Dennis Lauchner

Dennis Lauchner

Pain Treated: Rotator Cuff

I injured my rotator cuff, in my left shoulder, nearly two decades ago and have lived with pain on and off since that injury. It seemed that every time I would do certain exercises, or throw, or play golf more than once a month, I would experience the pain for months and months again. It got to the point that I was living with the pain every day, and my range of motion was limited, affecting most activities involving my left arm.

I was recommended to Dr. Vengurlekar by a close friend who is very knowledgeable in pain management. Within moments of my first visit, he had established an accurate diagnosis even with out an MRI, a treatment plan, and told me that I would feel better almost immediately. My only requirement was to take it easy on heavy lifting and golf for about 6 weeks. After the first treatment, my shoulder was nearly pain free and my range of motion had improved dramatically. Following only two treatments, my shoulder felt like it was new. Since my treatments, I have returned to my normal workouts in the gym and I can play golf as many times a month as I choose, without feeling any pain at all.

I would highly recommend Dr. Vengurlekar to anyone with similar structural pain and discomfort.

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 Name: B. A
“Anyone reading this, you will not find any better doctor or person than Dr. Vengurlekar I am a patient and have seen many others…..he is the best!”

Name: G. K
“Shyam Vengurlekar is a Doctor who takes pains to relieve the pain of others. God bless you with strength on your wonderful endeavors. Best wishes always.”

Name: P. A
“Dr. Vengurlekar is the best! Compassionate and caring. Thank you.”

Name: R. C. | Pain Treated: Compression Fracture Back
“I was on treatment for osteoporosis and developed a severe back pain. Dr. Vengurlekar diagnosed me to have a compression fracture and performed Vertebroplasty, where medical grade cement is injected into the fractured block of bone called Vertebra. My pain was immediately relieved and I am now back to doing my usual activities.”

Name: P.G. | Pain Treated: Disc Tear Lumbar
“I was referred to Dr. Vengurlekar for intractable pain in the back and my MRIs showed only a minimal disc bulge. Dr. Vengurlekar diagnosed me to have a disc tear and performed biacuplasty on me. After a few days of rest and recuperation, I am back to my usual lifestyle and pursuing my recreational activities such as hiking. My next planned trip is to climb Mount Everest and thanks to Dr. Vengurlekar, I am going to accomplish my life-long dream.”

Name: D.M.M. | Pain Treated: Back Pain
“I was in severe pain despite having 6 back surgeries and I had no quality of life. Then my wife’s employer, who had also been treated by Dr. Vengurlekar, introduced me to him. Dr. Vengurlekar, after an evaluation and meticulous diagnostic procedures, decided that I needed an implantable pump. For the last 6 years, I have been virtually free of pain, I also have a new baby, and I have secured a job and can help support of my family”

Name: B.F. | Pain Treated: Neck Pain and Headaches
“As the wife of a doctor I had suffered from intractable neck pain and headaches for several years. I have been seen by multiple physicians but to no avail. I was referred to Dr. Vengurlekar by a neurologist, and after 3 treatments, my neck pain and headaches have been completely relieved, and I have been pain-free for the past year after Dr. Vengurlekar performed a radio frequency procedure on my head and neck.”

Name: B.H. | Pain Treated: Back Pain and Post Surgical Pain
“I have had 20 back surgeries and after having undergone these surgeries I continued to have intractable back pain. The spine surgeons who operated on me did not want to see me anymore and told me that the pain was all in my head. Dr. Vengurlekar made an assessment and diagnosed me to have arachnoiditis and reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and he performed a procedure on me, and my pain has been controlled by 90%. ”

Name: G.H. | Pain Treated: Wrist Pain
“I sustained a fracture of the wrist bones. Following the resolution of the fracture, I continued to have severe intractable pain. My orthopedic surgeon thought I was making the pain up. By chance, I was referred to Dr. Vengurlekar by a neurologist. Dr. Vengurlekar immediately diagnosed RSD and following a radio frequency procedure on my sympathetic nerve tracts my pain has been completely resolved. I am now pain-free, I have regained the function of my hand, and I don’t need any pain medications.”

Name: H.H. | Pain Treated: Post Surgical Pain
“I had a surgery for varicocele. Several days into my recovery, I began to experience a severe burning pain in my testicular area and the groin. I saw several doctors and underwent many tests without any relief of my pain. I found Dr. Vengurlekar though a friend of mine. Dr. Vengurlekar diagnosed me to have Genitofemoral Neuralgia and began treatments using his minimally invasive procedures and I am now pain-free for the last several years.”

Name: R.C. | Pain Treated: Herniated Disc Pain
“I was diagnosed with a herniated disc and I was referred to a spine surgeon who wanted to operate on me. Then I ran into a friend who was treated by Dr. Vengurlekar, so I decided to go see him. Dr. Vengurlekar performed selective root injections on me, and my pain has been controlled by 95%. I have no weakness or pain in my leg, and best of all, I avoided a surgery which I did not need.”

Name: D.T. | Pain Treated: Abdominal Pain
“I began to have serious abdominal pain on the right side. I underwent numerous examinations and was seen by numerous specialists including Gastroenterologists, and performed gall bladder surgery on me, despite which my pain continued. I was then referred to Dr. Vengurlekar who diagnosed me to have Rectus Abdominis Syndrome, a condition which affects the abdominal wall. Dr. Vengurlekar performed certain procedures on me, and my pain has been completely controlled. In the last 5 years, Dr. Vengurlekar has only had to perform these procedures twice, and I am free of any kind of medication”

Name: R.S. | Pain Treated: Sports Injury Pain and Back Pain
“I began to have severe back pain two years ago following a minor sports injury. I went through eight different physicians including an orthopedic surgeon, a neurologist and a physical medicine rehab specialist. I underwent multiple types of testing, including x-rays, MRIs, and electrical testing, of my back and leg muscles. I was also put through several months of physical therapy. Despite religiously pursuing and following through with all the instructions and the multiple medications, my back pain progressed to the point, that I lost my job, and day to day living became very difficult. I, then in desperation went to a neurosurgeon, who referred me to Dr. Vengurlekar, since the neurosurgeon felt that open surgery on my spine would probably result in more severe pain and disability. Dr. Vengurlekar performed his minimally invasive interventions and determined that I was an excellent candidate for a Decompression Nucleoplasty in which procedure, a special probe is introduced into the disk and a tiny core of the center of the disk is vaporized. From the time that I was referred to Dr. Vengurlekar and to the completion of the procedure and after a 10-day rest, I was back at my job being fully productive. Because of Dr. Vengurlekar’s skill and expertise, I have restored to my pain-free existence in the society. Dr. Vengurlekar is not only an excellent physician, but he really cares and is passionate about helping patients and works very hard to improve the quality of his fellow human beings.”

Name: C.H. | Pain Treated: CRPS/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
“I was injured at work. An orthopedic surgeon performed a knee medial meniscectomy on me. I had severe intractable, burning pain after the surgery and began to notice colour changes. The pain was so intractable, that no pain medications and physical therapy helped me. My entire life changed. I was broke. My case manager found Dr. Vengurlekar and I travelled to Arizona to see him. He diagnosed RSD and performed a Radiofrequency Ablation on my back, and I am now pain-free. I have got my life back, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Vengurlekar.”
Name: V.P. | Pain Treated: Spine Pain from Cancer
“I had colon cancer. Several years after a surgery on my bowel, cancer spread to my back and I developed severe pain. Dr. Vengurlekar in conjunction with my other treating doctors, treated me with plasma energy to remove the tumour in my spine and then injected cement to strengthen my vertebrae. I am now completely pain-free.”

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