Hello Everyone,

I just want to start off by saying that i feel this forum is among the best in terms of people truly seeking a better lifestyle with their pain.

I have a problem. I have been seeing a wonderful pain management specialist out of manahawkin NJ for the last 3+ years. I knew right away i would love this doc because i was just beginning to cope with my pain causing major issues with my life. He asked to have my close family members get involved and started me off on a very low 5mg of methadone 3x per day. He also explained that i would be randomly drug tested to give me some motivation to keep away from many subconcious thoughts of self medicating. (i feel not enough doctors drug test imho). Anyhow I steadily increased by 2.5mg per 1-2months and after reaching 20mg 3x day found it to be too much and decreased to 15 to 17.5mg 3x. This was my comfort zone.

I really got my life on track and after 3+ years i am being forced to move due to losing my job. I will be moving near Savannah Georgia and was wondering if anyone knew of a good search method to find legitemate pain specialist who won't push anymore injections or nerve burnings on me as they've never worked in the past. Should i just go through my insurance company? If anyone has some ideas they would be greatly appreciated. I really dont want to lose any of the progress i've made these last 4 years.

Thanks- Tyler D.

p.s. I am not looking for means to justify seeing a new doctor as my patient history/ prior surgery/auto accident/mri's will handle that. Im looking for some type of patient rated pain specialist site that will help me not waste time with doctors who only want to do more surgery or in office procedures. As i have roughly 2 months of medicine before ill be in trouble.