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    liz3417 is offline New Member
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    Hi. I was seeing a pain doctor, but I stopped because he made me feel like a drug seeker and wouldn't order xrays or mri either, he said they weren't necessary. He did suggest injections, which I have never had before and afraid of. He just wrote a rx for tyl #3 for a couple of months which helped a little. Last visit I told him they helped and he said he wasn't writing for meds any more. I almost asked him if I was in the wrong department or if he was a real pain doctor. I saw him twice. Now I'm hoping to find a doctor who doesn't make me uncomfortable. Right now I'm seeing a chiropractor and my insurance only covers for 6 visits. I asked him if he knew of any back pain doctors he could refer me to and he looked at me weird and said,"No!", he also said I didn't need an xray or mri, he still did his procedures on my back though. I think he should order an xray or mri before he starts messing with my back. I saw an Ortho doctor back in 2011 who said I had scoliosis, some artritis, and herniated disc after taking a regular back xray in his office. I couldn't continue to see him though because I'm disabled and can't drive and his office is too far away. I'm afraid if I see another doctor I'll be accused of doctor shopping and I don't know what to do, but I feel like I need an advocate. I'm not sure what to do next.
    Still looking for good doc in PA.

    https://www.drugs.com/answers/severe...se-721398.html

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    JadedKemist is offline New Member
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    I would change drs. The injections do work for some people but didn't for me. Go someone who will order xrays, mri and go from there. U don't have any details about length of problem but if its a herniated disc, a round of steroids like prednisone may help. Drs messed around for 5yrs doing tests and treatments before finally found the problem on a CT myelogram. I had surgery but by then, the damage was done and my L4 nerve was perm damaged. I had to keep going back cuz i was in to much pain. I've had 5 neck/lower back surgeries all done by a Dr in central Ohio. He then referred me to pain management dr. If you are in a small town reluctance to prescribe may be from how others view it...if so try a bigger city.

    I can understand a family Dr not wanting to prescribe meds but a pain management Dr shouldn't be reluctant, just cautious. Another option is to go back to same one.... if u were jus drug seeking you'd give up on him and go elsewhere. I have heard drs being reluctant to prescribe pain meds due to age or medical/physical conditions. Maybe the Dr you see fit your disability could refer you somewhere or write letter to pm Dr.

    Hope this helps, Jade
    Last edited by Anonymous; 05-30-2013 at 05:59 AM. Reason: added info

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    JadedKemist is offline New Member
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    In future...adding more details to your title will probably elicit more responses. Too many threads to read ambiguous ones. Yours was most recent so I saw it. If you search on here you'll find good info going way back.

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