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    stacyrushing posted:
    hgave chronic back pain for the past few years and i have had x-rays, MRI, therapy and a tens unit and they said that my back is messed up from L1 to S5 and i have not been able to get anything done for the pain my family dr. sent me to a pain managment dr. and he dont want to put me on any pain meds he just want to do the epiidural injections and my insurance wont pay for them because they have not tried medicine and i dont know what else to do my family dr. wont even see me for it cause he referred me out to a pain dr. and he wont do anything i am so sick of living everyday in pain and doctors that wont do anything to help me
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    annette030 responded:
    Ask your pcp for another referral. Explain to him in person at your next appt. that your insurance company wants you to try meds before injections, and that the PM doctor you saw refuses to do it. Some PM doctors are interventionalists only and do not ever give oral meds, you might have just got one of these. Ask when you make the appt. next time. Make sure you are both on the same page.

    Take care, Annette


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