I live near nothing, I really need some help finding a pain doc who will rx meds and due trigger point injections. I have had six major pelvic/abd surgery and now I have adhesions and severe pain. My pain doctor retired and his practice has changed the doc there said I should not get trigger point injections they are not indicated, he's wrong. I could travel to Harrisburg, Reading, Philly, Allentown, Scranton Hershey. I have been searching but no luck. Anyone able to recommend a doctor or clinic? There was a local doctor who lost her license for rx to many narcotics recently. I was at my pcp today and he actually said did you read the paper? I said no he told me about this doctor and I said what does that have to do with us? He said he will no longer be giving pain meds, gave me a months worth and said good luck... Unbelivable I am hearing from other people that they are either being precribed a lot less or are being told to find a Pain management doctor. Problem is they are not writing for meds. Some of us need meds I hate it but I am one of them. I would appreciate any input. Thanks.
I need help finding a pain doc who will write for meds, Pennsylvania?
Question posted by ksrock2 on 14 April 2012
Last updated on 15 April 2022
It’s crazy what some doctors are doing. I’m glad my primary care is working with me, some doctors are charging people 250 or more each time they come just to write for their medication. This is because people who don’t really need it have the ones who really need it messed up!
Have you ever tried pain management at Coordinated Health? Thay do dispense opioid meds under strict control. You will need your medical records faxed for review. If you qualify they can prescribe you opioids for treatment. They have locations in Allentown and Bethlehem, but work with each other. Good luck.
Man if any one finds one please let me no I see a pain management dr, but shots only do so much. i have spurs and buldging disc all through my back from my neck to my L5 an carpultunnelin both hands and tendinitis . and spurs in my left foot . dr says we are winging every one down and stopping some i had a dr things were good he left and now my new family dr never even looked at my record sees me five minuets and says you will not get no more refills i have been on pain meds for three years and shots for at least a year or more i need a dr this dr is not even winging me till i get down lower or find a new dr some of us dont abuse byt need so bad .
Presently state law hinders the issuance of pain meds in the state. This is further regulated by state medical agencies, and overly - and misleadingly - regulated by the CDC ... not the FDA (which is a violation of law and overstepping of CDC). All pain doctors are going pill free. They are all promoting shots and therapy. Which pretty much turns us with chronic pain into cash cows for a pseudo specialty medical profession. Worse, if you try to drop a doctor without their consent, they can FIRE REPORT you. Which means you will be blacked flagged and unable to get pills from anyone for any reason. This is something that is being done privately among doctors and allowed by PA State Board of Medicine and their requirements. There are no opions to no longer see a pain management doctor. You have to get their permission to so another doctor or to obtain a reference to another doctor.
The regulations to track who is prescribed what and when has them fearful of legal actions and actions from the state. In short, you will find NO doctor who will option out for a 'pill solution' to pain. UPMC and the state board have yet to answer my questions regarding how they are going to deal with those of us with Chronic pain and the elimination of pain pills. My condition cannot be solved through therapy or surgery. So now I have to return to 800MG Motrin and other over the counter solutions, which are worse for me, but what are my choices when the state removes them?
It may be possible that you can get patches, and even be possible that you get daily or weekly injections for pain - but I have yet to see a doctor go that route. Try to ask your doctor for patches and to refer you to a specialist. If you are under a specialist care you can side-step the requirements as long as you are under specialist care. If the doctor refuses to refer you to anyone, get their license number and call the state medical board. I would also advise you to get a lawyer that might take up the fight for you.
Hi I would like to know if you ever found anyone because I have the exact same history as yours and I’m now looking for someone to help me.
My pain mgmt. doc in Lebanon PA is retiring. I am on a very low dose pain med. 5 mg oxycodone. Never have abuse it, scripts always last longer than the 30 days. I have a little over a month to find a new doc. I know for a fact my old pain mgmt. doc will not prescribe pain meds... I don't want to do the injections, I already get 12 injections in my neck every three months. I need to find a doc who is willing to write scripts. I can probably get my family doc to give me the muscle relaxers and anti inflamatories but have no idea where to go for pain meds. I have terrible mid back pain. Some days better than others. I just need the script to take the edge off. If anybody knows of any docs around the Lebanon/Harrisburg area please let me know. TYIA.
I have neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and in both feet plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, tarsel tunnel , arthritis, and tendonitis. I went to a pain mngt dr who was a rhuemtologist and he gave me drugs but not pain meds. baclofen and Sulfasalazine, did not help me at all. His next step was putting me on Humira, which I know two people who was on that and they encountered cancer from the results of taking that drug.
With that note, I discontinued going back to that dr. Ive tried anesthesia injections in my feet and legs , did NOT help, then I tried Cold Laser therapy and a chiropractor , NONE of it helped. I utilized all my savings, and any money I saved for Christmas . Now I'm broke and I am still in chronic pain and fatigued. I am using CBD oil, and essential oils and vitamins, supplements such as turmeric, vit d,b, calcium magnesium, etc.
I was suggested to try getting nerves burned in the spine and also injections in the bspine and muscles, but Im afraid to go this route m because of the long drive to get there. And you cannot drive after the injections. So im stuck for now
Dr. John Johnson, pain management in yeagertown, pa. Phone number 717 242 3900. You need a referral from your doctor before you can make an appointment. YOU MUST bring your pill bottles to EACH appointment otherwise they will not refill your meds until your next appointment. They only refill the meds once every 30 days, NO EXCEPTIONS, NO EXCUSES, they have heard them all and they will NOT make any exceptions. When you get the address of the place and are driving there, it is past the CVS Pharmacy, about 2 doors down on the left, there is a real little sign by the front by the road that says PAIN MANAGEMENT. Good luck.
I live in PA and I'm having a very hard time finding a doctor for my husband for his pain meds he was on oxycodone 15 and they cut him down to the tens and told him to with draw with out help he can't even get out of bed he hurts so bad and its hard on are son and i can some one please help us find him some one to give him his pain meds back at least when he had then he could work and do family actives.
Trunk hit me need more surgery and still v will be be handy cap and in pain
I just now found your post. Let me know privately if you found someone. I maybe able to help.
Northeast pain management. In clark summit. Dr sheryl oleski and they take all ins.
Hey girl, aren't you a Navy veteran? I think you are. Can't you get help thru the VA hospital? My brother does, for his chrontic pain. Just a thought... Mary
I am having the same problem as you are and i also am from pa. you don't say what part you are from just nowhere.
I have neuropathy and a couple other painful illnesses but the neuropathy is the worst. I also lost my dr and can't seem to find one.
I went to a pain clinic and now i an having problems with them because they like to test for back problems it seems and not what i have.
I wish i could help you and i feel your pain, believe me! but were both in the same situation here.
all this bad stuff going on with dr and prescription drugs being given to the wrong people for the wrong reasons does not help people like me and you that really need medication.
wish i could help.
good luck! If i have any I'll let you no but let me no where nowhere is..lol
hi ksrocr2,I live in pa,not too far from philly.that's the way things work in PA. YOUR PCP will start you on the proper course of medication then ask you to go to a pain management dr.Are there any hospitals in your area? cause most of them have pain management clinics or doctors who can point you in the right direction.you said you live near nothing, where is nothing pa? lol just kiddin.maybe you can ask your pharmasist if he or she knows a doctor who can help you with the kind of treatments your looking for. but pill mill doctors in pa dont last to long. and thank god for that. i know just how you feel,but finding a doctor when your last one died creates a major problem.get all your medical recordes and your pharmacy recordes first thing... pete
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