Ratings for Dr. A. Breck McKay
I have been to Dr Breck McKay on two occasion over 10 years. I had shocking lower back pain that no other doctor could help me with. I had been to the Mater Pain Clinic for injections under twilight sedation, and as soon as I awoke, I knew that the pain was still there. Breck McKay gave me approx. 4 -5 injections in the lower back on the first visit. I was in my early 40's and life was very strained due to constant pain. The injections didn;t seem to work immediately, but whilst on a holiday in Bali around 10 days later, I said to my husband "I now can turn over in bed in the middle of the night and not be woken by throbbing lower back pain. I have since had a second round of injections and these have helped me maintain normal life for another 5 years. I am very scared of the thought of Dr McKay retiring.
I have suffered from chronic pain all my life but after a very serious MVA (car and truck) I was left unable to walk Dr Mckay was the 5th doctor I had seen regarding my pain and the first doctor to ever make sence of my injuries he explained what was going on simply and made it easy for me to understand , firstly he sorted out the pain by getting me onto the right medication for my pain secondly he gave me a long term solution a few simple injection's into areas that no other G.P had every looked at I walked out of his surgery for the first time in 5 months and over the next 4-5 days my condition improved dramaticly in ways I cannot describe I had my first full night of rest in 5 months. Dr Mckay is a miricle worker and deserves the name "Back Whisperer" anyone suffering from chronic pain should see him ,today I still drive over 2 hours to see him as I trust no one else to treat me
Dr McKay has treated my pain since 2003...he is exceptional - patients in this severe chronic pain are educated, each time I learn something new about my chronic severe regional pain. Only when he has exhausted all treatments, then he will say time to see a surgeon. He is hands on. A Doctor cannot assume your pain, he/she must touch those regions to understand the reaction the pain does to the patient. He is amazing, exceptional and his duty of care is above and beyond his Hippocratic Oath. This man not only treats the pain, he educates you, listens to you, understands. For me I would have given up on my this life because my quality of life was zero. The most precious gift he has given me is 'Time' his injections and I get many to manage pain, I have two spinal cord stimulators and last year two total hip replacements...his dedication gives me 'time' to do small things...that keep me positive that I can still achieve small things...and that is priceless.
chronic pain sufferer for over 30 years. Have tried every possible treatment with little or no success. Dr. McKay has provided pain relief that has not been possible from any of these other sources. Not a fix, but makes the pain more bearable and allows me to enjoy my life.
I have been seeing Dr McKay for 6 years and his knowledge and application of knowledge is exceptional. I get great relief from his back & neck injections and for the really bad area he refers me to Dr James fitzgerald for CT scan directed injections which I have annually with enormous relief. If you have a bad back or neck there is no one better. I had a abck operation in 1979 and was told if I worked past 40 years old than count it as a blessing I am now 57 still working with Breck's help.
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