Patient and Family Testimonials
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I am really, really grateful
I injured my wrist August 10 and its been immobilized with two surgeries. I could not move it for five months. I finally got the pins out and could try to work it. I had OT therapy with the hand and nothing with the wrist. Just to do a finger glide exercise was painful and I have not been able to do that for five months.
After my injection with Dr Blake I can finally do that without pain. I can bend them in and meet the palm of my hand. I do not have pain.
I am really, really grateful to him for this.
I was very tearful and it has been a long process. I called nearly every day! But even when I checked in on Monday I was anxious about getting in to see him. I was not even sure I had given you the correct authorization number. I have hope now that I will be able to use my hand. I am left handed so I need the ability to write. I have followed the instructions and now with the pain and stiffness gone I am going to get better.
Thank you Dr Blake! — C.W.
“Please tell Dr. Blake I am his # 1 fan”
The first time I entered their office, it was evident that each and every patient was valuable to them. I was always seen in a timely manner upon arriving at their office.
From their friendly front desk staff, insurance personnel, medical assistants, PA’s and nurses, I have continually felt that I was a real person and made to feel important. Specifically, Dr. Blake and his staff made it clear to me that their main goal was to help solve my medical issues and my pain as quickly as possible. It was his compassion that made me most comfortable. They offered treatments that were more effective and less invasive that other physicians I had consulted. Their office is efficient, organized and professional. The results of my treatment have been amazing and in a sense, I have been given my life back. It would be my pleasure to refer my friends and family to this Group.
— Deb V.
“My journey with Dr. Blake began about a year ago”
I had a disc replacement about 4 and half years ago on my L5 and unfortunately it was not successful. After a couple of years of my pain just never subsiding, and attempts with acupuncture, hypnoses, taking pain pills, seeing other orthopedic surgeons who suggested that I have a fusion with about 50% success rate, as well as seeing another pain specialist, all without success; my Physical Therapist referred me to Dr. Deven Khosla at Sierra Neurosurgery Group, who he believed was very honest and the best in town.
Dr. Khosla did not recommend a fusion because he didn’t believe it would work, be believed the success rate was very low in my particular situation, he suggested having a spinal column stimulator put in, and that I see Dr. Jacob Blake. I made an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Blake, He spent a great deal of time with us explaining my situation, and I was so impressed!!! He was also very nice and considerate. Dr. Blake also suggested that I have a spinal column stimulator inserted.
After much soul searching and doing my due diligence about the procedure and consulting with my family, I decided to go ahead and have the trial procedure done. It was like a miracle; the pain that had been there for so long had diminished immensely.
This has been a long journey but I am so grateful for being introduced to both Dr. Khosla, and especially Dr. Blake. He is a great doctor and person, and I would recommend him to anyone who is suffering from chronic pain. I have referred Dr. Blake, as well as the Sierra Neurosurgery Group, to several people and would continue to do so in the future. Dr. Blake has given me a new lease on life and I am so grateful for him and his staff.
— Sue D.
“Dr. Blake has greatly reduced my pain”
I found Dr. Blake to be very informative and he fully explained the medical procedures… To date, I have had two epidural steroid injections and facet joint ablation which were performed by Dr. Blake. These procedures along with medication prescribed by Dr. Blake have greatly reduced the pain I was experiencing in my lower back. I found Dr. Blake to be a great listener along with being a great doctor and I highly recommend him as an alternative to surgery. Erin, Dr. Blake’s assistant, is always very pleasant and responsive when you need to call regarding your medical treatment… I am currently back playing golf, which was not possible prior to my treatments by Dr. Blake.
— Duane I.