I was referred to Pain Management Clinic 6 months ago. The pain clinic has been very helpful to me. The Pain clinic worked with me in finding the right combination of pain meds to give me pain relief for my chronic pain so I could function on a daily basis. Maybe being referred to a pain managament clinic might be the better option for you. But what is most important is that you need to be your own advocate in managing your pain. If you are not getting adequate pain relief, then speak up and let the doctor know you are not getting effective pain relief with the meds he currently has you on. Tell him that the pain meds he is prescribing for your pain are not managing your pain effectively for you and so you would like to try other options that will work better for you.
You need to become part of the "team", along with your doctor, so with the doctor's help you can find effective pain relief. So speak up and let him know about how effectively or ineffectively your pain is being managed according to what pain med he prescribes for you. If you are not getting satisfactory pain management, then tell your doctor... let him know that you want to find a better solution of pain med management that will work effectively for you. If you don't speak up and let the doctor know how the pain meds are working for you, or not working for you, then how will he know if he is really helping you or not. Don't be passive and just take whatever the doctor gives you, then you find it is not working for you. Tell him how the pan med is working for you! Let him know if some med he prescribes for you is working in managing your pain... or not working for you in managing your pain. Sometimes it may take the doctor, along with your input, a little time in order to find the correct meds that will work in managing your pain for you. But you must add your input in order to let the doctor know how well your pain is being effectively managed for you... or not.
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