... hope they are allowed to give me meds that work other than morphine n patches. I do not know what to expect. I am so tired of feeling useless and in pain n broke don't help much either. Dear chronic back pain, I hate you.
Hello Shnard, I don't live in Canada, but the States, but do have chronic pain also almost everywhere, so I do sympathize with you. My back too is the worst. I hope you find the answer at your next appointment. Maybe we could give you some different suggestions if we knew exactly what is wrong with your back. Is it disc problems or what? Some have tried the spinal cord stimulator & find it helps. Mine after two botched surgeries & now severe osteoporosis is beyond any more surgery or a SCS. I will have to take pain meds the rest of my life to function. I hope you do find something that helps you. Stay with us for support...
Hi Shnard, the PM doctor will probably ask you a million questions, you will need any and all tests/mri's/ct scans to present them to the doctor.
You'll be palpated, or the doc will "feel around" where the pain is.
You can expect that and more. If morphine and duragesic patches do not work, just tell the doc that, you may be prescribed an opiate pain med, such as hydrocodone, or oxycodone, if you have a decent doc that actually cares about living in chronic pain! Some of them (PM doc's) won't prescribe any opiate pain meds, especially if you come right out and ask for them.
I sincerely wish your pain is taken care of, to the point where you can live some semblance of a "normal" life.
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