I'm sure there are many pain management drs who will prescribe narcotic medication for serious back problems in Orange county. That goes without saying. You will have to realize however that considering how the DEA monitors these guys for the scripts they write you'll have to go through all the standard evaluation processes, tests, physical therapy, you'll have to jump through all the normal hoops before they're going to start writing scripts especially for narcotic medications. It's a matter of them putting their livlihood on the line when they just start writing scripts without doing all the preliminary testing. It's the law and they would be risking their ability to earn an income if they didn't follow the legal requirements of their profession. Doesn't matter what your history is. Every time you switch to a new dr they are required by law to verify and re-verify all of your conditions prior to handing out serious pain medications. That's how our healthcare laws work in this country, there isn't much you or the drs can do about it. There are so many patients who either lie and abuse the medications or else lie and turn around and sell the medications. Pain drs are just very tightly regulated. It has nothing to do with whether they have compassion or not, it's just the law. It's best to find a good pain dr if you need one and then remain with that dr as long as you are receiving treatment. Good luck and God bless.
Last edited by Robert_325; 05-06-2009 at 08:52 AM.
I am not a dr. My statements are based on years of experience and related education. Consult with the professional of your choice regarding matters of concern.