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Is your doctor sympathetic about your pain?
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Chris_WebMD_Staff posted:
Did it take you a few tries to get just the right care, and treatment for your back pain?
*And as just a reminder we are not allowed to discuss physicians by name here, but please share your experience in finding your doctor and treatment.
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Anon_1421 responded:
I still haven't found the right care; my PM is injection crazy, I've been on the same pain med for 3 years, my body has gotten used to it, it isn't working as well because of that. But if I complain to my PM it's oh let's do another injection! I am extremely sensative to steroids, always have been, they make me really sick, and don't do much for my pain at all-but they sure make my doc happy, HE feels so much better with my money in his account! Tried to find a decent doc in my area, only to discover they are ALL injection crazy, and some won't even prescribe meds. just shot after shot...bad enough I am in pain every day, then I get used like an atm machine by a doc I'm supposed to be able to trust. So tired of so many chronic pain patients being treated like crap by their doctors, pharmacies, family, friends....who aren't in pain and just don't get it! And tired of the stupid DEA getting to decide how much pain is acceptable for ME to feel....
 
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bj1208 replied to Anon_1421's response:
hi and welcome to the support group -


if you are not happy with your current physician then I would say it's time to look for another one. Please remember one thing: we employ physicians so at any time you can release yourself from their care - just like they can release us from their care -


you should be seeing either an Orthopedic Spine Specialist or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist - they can order the proper tests (MRI/CT Scam etc) give you proper diagnosis and let you know what the best treatment options available. Also seeing the right kind of pain management is crucial too. I see a PHYSIATRIST pain management (see link) and they have been great in my care (you can click on my name or picture to read my story).


http://www.spineuniverse.com/treatments/what-physiatrist


hopefully this info will help you get to the right type of physician and get the right type of treatments.


please keep us posted - take care - Joy
 
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lifesajourney replied to bj1208's response:
I had a great dr! He was sympathetic and listened to me We would discuss care options and together make a decision after he answered all my questions. I use the past tense because he moved to a larger city, larger practice. I have seen the new dr once and I think she is nice and helpful but I haven't gotten to know her very well yet. I'm trying to stay out of her office as it's really difficult to leave my job for apts and my deductible started over the first of the year.


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