Nurse Sarah Burns describes what she would tell a woman who has back pain and is afraid to seek treatment.
When I talk to women about back pain that they have had for many, many years I tell them that we have some of the best surgeons in the world here and also some of the best nurses to take care of them, to help them through the process, that they are going to feel so much better after the surgery and if they have any worries, concerns at all just to let us know. They can have their families here with them to help them through it and they are at the best place that they could be if they want to feel better and have a better quality of life.
About Sarah Burns, R.N.:
Originally from England, Sarah Burns graduated at Oxford University with a four-year nursing degree and neurosciences diploma. She began her career as a neuro intensive care nurse in England and gaining orthopedic, gynecologic and oncology nursing experience in Holland. In 1994, Sarah moved to the United States as a traveling nurse where she discovered Texas, Florida and California and, by 1998, she accepted her first position at Alvarado Hospital in the emergency room and ICU. Years later, Sarah sought new experiences and went to serve at San Diego’s Balboa Naval Hospital as a surgical PACU nurse, but she soon returned to Alvarado.