I NEED to find a doctor who is kind and understanding of the battles I face daily with severe pain caused by my scoliosis (moderate/severe)..one that is liberal with prescribing adequate medication to relieve my pain. I had a doctor in LA that was awesome. Granted he was a "cash only" doctor, a bit on the "shady side" and didn't take insurance.. but he allowed the patient to determine their treatment program with meds and therapy versus it being the other way around. Does anyone have personal experiences with docs like that in this town? A recommendation, or to share your personal experiences would be greatly appreciated!
I work for one that is in Burbank, Sacramento and Marina Del Rey Ca. Majority of our patients get to us through NAABT. Those doctors do use sometimes Subutex and Suboxone. Just tell the doctor that answers you inquary that you are looking for a pain management physician. If the other physicians are like the ones I have met through NAABT you, I am sure will find a good one. Just prepare the questions to ask a doctor and I am sure you will find what you are looking for.
I feel for you and the pain you are dealing with. But on the other hand, "shady side" doctors will do more harm than good most of the time. You will become addicted to the pain meds which I am sure you are aware of but, I would rather go to a pain management doctor that controls your meds rather than let you pick and choose. Just speaking from experience. I got into rehab real fast for doing the same thing. Those types of doctors are not helping you, they are just looking for the almighty dollar. I wish you all the best in finding a good doctor. I know we are all addicted to our meds, but controling the amount and keeping and eye on your health, ie liver, blood pressure, etc is equally important. I am sorry for rambling, I just lost a loved one do to these types of doctors... All the best, kimmie1 P.S. I live in Texas so I cannot recommend anyone in your area. Sorry...
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