I had carpal tunnel surgery February1st of this year that sugeon ruined my hand now i have completely different pain areas swollen wrist at the incision site and nerve damage im with a different surgeon now and currently in physical therapy my new surgeon wants me to go to a pain management dr. The pain mgmt. Office needs my medical records no problem .but she said that the dr. Has to approve me thats giving me anxiety what if he doesnt accept me ive been in pain since the first of april pain every single day . i just wish i new what the qualifications are to be approved does anyone know.
Usually they are just looking to see that you complied with all their requirements at the previous doctor's office. Like made all your appointments, passed all UA screenings, took all their advice for alternative pain management other than just the pain medication. They also want to just verify that your complaints and symptoms match your diagnosis kind of thing. That's what I was told when I went from one doctor to another pain management clinic.
Heather; just as my friend Made, Has said if you have been doing everything as you are supposed to then you should not have any problems. They don't want to see several doctor prescribing medication's for you from different offices and many times it's not a problem to get help from a pain clinic and make sure you follow all of there rules to the tee.You normally well have a pain contract with this clinic and you can't go to any other doctor be it a dentist or the E.R. ROOM and have pain medication prescribed for you without the doctor at the pain clinic okaying everything you get. They just have to protect them selves from the drug shoppers or doctor shoppers. This is a real pain in the rear but with all the new laws these doctors have to stick to guidelines and so well you. So all they are doing is screening out the people that have made things so hard for us legitimate patients to get what we need to stay comfortable. Just not a lot to worry about. This is the system now days due to the tight control on pain medications and the medical board clamping down on all doctors. Good luck and just make sure you stick to all the rules of the clinic. Chuck1957
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